ORBIT DISTANCES

We have seen from our earlier calculations that the orbit distance of the Earth, from the Sun, is represented by 968 metres in the model.

The scaled-down distances are derived from the calculation that 1 kilometre in reality is represented by 0.00647 millimetres on the model. 

That same calculation is used to determine the orbit distances of all the planets in the model.

 

As the Earth's moon is such an important part of our view of the solar system, the Moon is also included in the model. Its orbit distance in the table, relates to its orbit from the Earth of course, and not the Sun.

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