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Earth reaches its closest point to the Sun this year at around 91,403,554 miles (147,099,761 km). There is a common misconception that Earth is closer to the Sun during summer. That may be true for countries in the southern hemisphere, but not for those in the north. Since the Earth's axis is tilted, our summers and winters are determined by the amount of sunlight we get in a day and not by the planet's proximity to the Sun.