Consider the following statements:

  1. The Vernal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere comes around December 21-22
  2. Earth is at aphelion in its orbital path on December 22

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

Fist statement is incorrect because the vernal (spring) equinox in the Northern Hemisphere comes around March 20-21. Earth is not at aphelion on December 22. Earth is at aphelion on 3rd or 4th July.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module