Talk:Orbital effects on climate
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I've added links to some other pages in wikipedia where some of the details are explained in more detail. Also fixed the ref syntax issue. Still needs a fair bit more work, but the linked pages can help anyone who does that Robert Walker (talk)
This sentence seems wrong: “On the other hand, if Earth's orbit has a very high eccentricity, Earth would be very close to the sun (compared to a perfectly circular orbit) during two opposite seasons, and very far away from the sun during the other two opposite seasons. This effect can be seen by analyzing any ellipse, and observing how flat or how skinny the ellipse becomes as its eccentricity increases.”
For a planet that’s in an elliptical orbit around the sun, the sun will be at one of the foci of the ellipse, NOT in the middle, so instead of the two opposite seasons along the major axis being both farther away than the other two, one of them, at aphelion, will be the farthest, while the opposite season, at perihelion, will be closest to the sun, with the other two seasons being in between.