Earth's Place In Space


How To Explain The Different Observations Of The Sky In Day & Night

The observations of the sky in day are~

In day time you can see the sun rising from the horizon or in the sky.

It's bright so you can see clearly.

The observations of the sky at night are~

At night you will be able to see the moon in the sky

It isn't as bright as day but you can still see from the brightness of the moon & stars

How The Sun, Earth, Moon & Planets Move In Relation To Each Other

There are eight planets in our solar system orbiting the Sun but if you include the dwarf planet (pluto) then there are nine planets. The planets that are closer to the sun makes them orbit faster and the planets that are farther to the sun makes them orbit slower.
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Information On The Characteristics Of Space Objects In The Solar System

The objects in our solar system are obviously the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. There are also stars in the sky which forms many beautiful constellations.

What Are The Characteristics Of...

Sun- The Sun has a bright orange colour & it has a radius of 695,500 km

Moon- The Moon's gravity controls the Earth's tides. The Moon looks bright at night because of the Sun's sunlight reflecting on it.

Mercury- Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and is the smallest one too.

Venus- Venus is sometimes called the sister planet to Earth because their size and mass are very similar.

Earth- It contains 21 percent of oxygen & is the only known planet that supports life.

Mars- Scientist claims that Mars may have water and life. It has a dusty red surface that is made of basalt rock.

Jupiter- Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System and is purely made of gas.

Saturn- Saturn has a ring around it that is made of ice, dust and rock. It can be easily seen by the naked eye or a telescope.

Uranus- Uranus orbits the Sun on it's side and it takes 84 years to orbit the Sun.

Neptune-Neptune is the coldest planet in our Solat System. It's made of gas and ice & it has a rocky core.

The Moon Circles The Earth While The Earth Circles The Sun


If we had no Moon then we'd have tsunamies and floods. We would also be burning hot because of the sun. The Moon controls the tides on Eath and it also keeps us cool.

The Sun is as important as the Moon. If we had no Sun then we'd be freezing and we wouldn't be able to eat because the Sun provids sunlight which the plants need and animals need plants. The Sun provids sunlight which gives us warmpth and light!

So the Sun & Moon plays a great role in Earth's life and gravitation.