point on an orbit furthest from the sun

The aphelion is the point in the orbit of an object where it is farthest from the Sun. The point in orbit where an object is nearest to the sun is called the perihelion. The word aphelion derives from the Greek words, apo meaning away, off, apart and Helios.

1. Planet at aphelion 2. Planet at perihelion 3. Sun

The Earth's orbit has its aphelion around July the third , at which it is approximately 152.1 million kilometers or 94.5 million miles from the Sun.