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The Earth is not crashing into the Sun. Repeat: not crashing into the Sun. Or the coverup is really, really good.

January 2, 2013

So that’s what “perihelion” means:

If the sun looks a little larger than usual today, you’re not seeing things.

If you’re staring at the sun thinking it looks a little larger than usual today, no duh you’re not seeing things.

Today (Jan. 2) marks the time when the Earth is at perihelion, the point in its orbit at which it is closest to the sun.

No wonder it’s so nice out:

weather when earth at perihelion

You’d think if there was one time we could count on Global Warming…

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