for summer and winter solstice
for spring and autumn equinox
for perihelion and aphelion

The Earth's orbit around the Sun

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What does the Earth's orbit around the Sun look like?

Relevant values of the Earth in the model

Distance from the Sun: mil. km
Orbital speed: km/s
Solar energy: W/m²

Solar energy includes all electromagnetic solar radiation which, at a given distance from the Sun, falls on an 1 m2 area perpendicular to the Sun's rays.

Using the mouse you can move in  space and rotate the scene.