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The freezing temperature experienced by people in Java recently comes from Australia


IllustrationIllustration - Many are asking about the cold temperatures in various cities on the island of Java. Does this phenomenon have anything to do with the aphelion or the Earth's furthest position from the Sun in every July.

Related issues that become viral, National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN) provide an explanation, as expressed by Head of LAPAN Thomas Djamaluddin, Friday, July 6th 2018 to the media.

"The temperature of the air is affected by the heat distribution on Earth due to the annual change in the position of the Sun. Currently the Sun is in the northern hemisphere, so the southern hemisphere is experiencing winter" Thomas said.

Continuing, the air pressure in the southern hemisphere is also higher than the northern hemisphere. As a result, the wind blows from south to north. "This wind is also pushing the clouds away to the north so that in Indonesia experiencing the dry season" he said.

"In Indonesia in the dry season the wind is blowing from Australia which is in the winter season, which is why people in Java are experiencing cold temperature" Thomas added.

Thus, it has nothing to do with aphelion, since the change of distance from the Sun to Earth does not significantly affect the Earth's surface temperature.


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