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| Space on Dec 31, 2012

EarthSky 22: Earth closest to sun every January

Earth at perihelion and the Quadrantid meteors. Song of the week: Twin Cabins’ “Swing Lynn.” Your 22 minutes of science and music!

Lead Producer and Host: Mike Brennan

ES 22 Producers: Deborah Byrd, Emily Howard, Jorge Salazar

Image Credit: Bristlebot

Song of the Week:

Twin Cabins’ “Swing Lynn”.

Featured This Week:

Earth at perihelion and the Quadrantid meteors Deborah Byrd talks to Michael Brennan about Earth at perihelion on January 1, this week’s meteor showers, and the latest sunrises of the year.

“It Won’t Be Very Long” by Burgess Meredith, off their Banana Moon album

Biofuels Jorge Salazar talks to Andrew Leakey about the Department of Energy initiative to develop biofuels from switchgrass and other grasses.

Thanks for listening in to your 22 minutes of science and music!

This week’s musical contributors:

Black Books

The Black and White Years

Maneja Beto

One Hundred Flowers