# What Is Earth's Path around the Sun Called?

The path that the Earth travels around the Sun is called the Earth's Orbit. The orbit is not circular and, instead, is in the shape of an ellipse. Due to the elliptical shape of the Earth's orbit, the Sun and Earth are at a variety of distances apart throughout the year.
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