“Hooray for the Sun God, He Sure Is a Fun God, Ra Ra Ra”

Today is Perihelion Day, the day that the earth is closest to the Sun — and by quite a bit, 3% closer than it will be 6 months from now, at aphelion. Weather patterns are much less affected by this than they are by the tilt of the Earth’s axis, but, hey, being the closest we get to the Great Bringer of Energy should count for something.