Solution: Determine the apogee of the earth

The major axis of the elliptical path in which the earth moves around the sun is approximately 186,000,000 miles and the eccentricity of the ellipse is 1/60. Determine the apogee of the earth.

Determine the apogee of the earth.

Problem Statement: ECE Board April 1998

The major axis of the elliptical path in which the earth moves around the sun is approximately 186,000,000 miles and the eccentricity of the ellipse is 1/60. Determine the apogee of the earth.

Problem Answer:

The apogee of the earth is 94,550,000 miles.

Solution:

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