Eccentric orbit. Average distance
from the Sun is 142 million miles.
Perihelion distance 128.6 million miles, aphelion distance 160
687 day orbit. Distance from Earth varies from 36 million miles
(nearest planet after Venus) to over 250 million miles.
Proportionately, this six-fold distance variation is the greatest of
any planet. Diameter 4225 miles. Rotates in 24-1/2 hours.
The Earth is 93 million
miles from the Sun.
Average distance from Sun 149.6 million km (93 million miles)
Closest to Sun (perihelion) 147.1
million km (91.5 million miles) about Jan. 3
Farthest from Sun (aphelion) 152.1 million km (94.5 million) miles
about July 4
Rotates on axis in 24 hrs., revolves around Sun in 365.2564 days.
Diameter: through equator 12756.26 km (7928 miles); through poles
12713.5 km (7899 miles)