This afternoon at 3:38 pm eastern summer time the Earth is at perihelion, its closest point to the Sun for the year. At this point we are 147.1 million km from the Sun. Though this distance is 5 million km less than the distance at our furthest point in July, it has little effect on the temperature.
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Discover Kings Cinema, an art deco cinema in the style of the 1930s installed at Powerhouse Museum.
Explore Australia’s retail history in this display of our retailing and advertising collection.
Explore space shuttles, the Zero Gravity Space Lab, satellites and space craft.