Happy perihelion!

At 05:00 UTC this morning, our small blue orb was at its closest point to the sun: perihelion. This point in time and space is far more meaningful than the calendrical new year.

At perihelion, Earth’s true anomaly is zero. Make of that what you will.

Slipping into 2013 with trepidation, as well as a damp and chilly shiver.