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Each year, during wintertime in the northern hemisphere, the Earth reaches its closest point to the sun, or perihelion, and during the northern hemisphere summer the Earth hits the farthest point from the sun, or aphelion.
Probe 1, the Pre-Perihelion Probe, would pass Halley on 8 December 1985, 63 days before the comet reached perihelion on 9 February 1986.
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