Outer Planet Orbits to Scale

Outer Planet Orbits
(image produced via planetarium software - Starry NightPro).

Outer Planet Orbits - to scale, click for inner Planets

View shows relative outer Planet positions on 5.Jan.02. The inner red orbit is Jupiter at a distance of 778 million kms from the Sun, or about 5.2 AU (AU= astronomical units, where the distance from the Earth to the Sun is 1 AU).

Note the slightly elliptical nature of the orbits, the closest point to the Sun is marked with a tick. An half-arrowhead indicates directions of orbits from position viewed.

Click on picture for image of positions and orbits of inner planets.


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