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Anomalistic New Year's Eve starts now

Time to pop the champagne again

"Time to pop the champagne again if you like to celebrate extremes," our in-house astrophysicist, Summer Ash, writes. "Today the Earth is at the point in its orbit closest to the Sun."

If you slept through the big midnight, you can think of today as a second chance, with the so-called anomalistic new year. See Summer for more details.