Nancy's Almanac, Jan. 3, 2014: Earth will be the closest it gets to the sun during year

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Posted: Friday, January 3, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 1:32 am, Tue May 20, 2014.

Saturday morning the Earth will be as close as it gets to the sun during its annual tour around the fiery orb.

The planet's distance from the sun varies because its orbit is a slightly flattened circle.

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