CELEBESMEDIA.ID, Makassar – WhatsApp broadcasts were circulating about the Aphelion phenomenon which said the weather would be cold at the beginning of the year until August 2022. This phenomenon occurs because the earth is very far from the sun.
The chain message states that the earth will experience cold weather. As a result, people will feel feverish, flu, cough, and shortness of breath.
Quoted from the official website of the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (LAPAN), this is not true.
Aphelion is an astronomical phenomenon that occurs once a year in the range of July, where the position of the Sun is at the farthest point from Earth. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) denied that the cause of cold weather in several regions in Indonesia in early 2022 was due to the Aphelion phenomenon.
Recognizing the Aphelion Phenomenon
The Aphelion phenomenon is a condition where the point of Earth’s orbit is farthest from the Sun. This Aphelion phenomenon occurs because the earth’s orbit is not perfectly circular but is in the shape of an ellipse.
When the Aphelion phenomenon occurs, the diameter of the sun will look smaller than the average, which is about 15.73 arc minutes or a decrease of 1.68 percent. In addition, when the sun’s position is in the north, the air pressure in the northern hemisphere is lower than the southern hemisphere which experiences winter.
However, LAPAN stated that the position of the earth which is at the farthest point from the sun will not affect the temperature or heat received by the earth. Heat from the sun will be distributed throughout the earth, with the distribution also influenced by wind patterns.
Here’s the Aphelion Phenomenon chain message:
“Starting tomorrow at 05.27 we will experience the APHELION PHENOMENON,
where the Earth will be very far from the Sun.
We cannot see the phenomenon, but we can feel its impact.
This will last until August.
We will experience cold weather more than the previous cold weather,
which will have an impact on flu, cough, shortness of breath, etc.
Therefore, let’s all increase immunity by drinking lots of vitamins or supplements so that our immunity is strong.
May we all always be in His protection.
The distance from Earth to the Sun is 5 light minutes or 90,000,000 km. The phenomenon of aphelion to 152,000,000 km. 66% further.
So the air is colder, the impact on the body is not good because it is not used to this temperature.
For that, keep our health conditions in order to stay healthy with such weather conditions…
* Don’t let it be an excuse for the next phase of Corona *