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    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets


    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

    Moon

    The moon is around 240,000 miles away from the Earth.

    Our moon is a pretty big object. It's big enough to be a respectable planet in its own right, if it were orbiting the sun instead of the Earth. (Actually, it is orbiting the sun in a nearly perfectly circular orbit, that the Earth only slightly perturbs... but that's a topic for another day.) The Moon is a quarter the diameter of the Earth. Only Pluto has a satellite that is larger, in proportion to the size of the planet it orbits.


    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

    Mercury

    Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System and would appear to be the same size as the moon.



    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

    Mars

    The red planet is almost exactly twice the size of the Moon, so it would appear twice as big in the Earth's sky.



    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

    Venus

    Venus is three and a half times larger than the Moon and would be six times brighter and is the hottest planet, with surface temperatures over 400 degrees.



    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

    Neptune

    Neptune is more than 14 times larger than the Moon would be an enormous blue sphere in the night sky.



    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

    Uranus

    Uranus is about 14 times larger than the moon and would look like this.



    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

    Saturn

    Saturn is about 35 times larger than the Moon and the rings would stretch nearly from horizon to horizon.



    If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

    Jupiter

    Jupiter is 40 times larger than the Moon and is so huge we'd not be able to see the north and south poles of the planet.





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If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets


If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

Moon

The moon is around 240,000 miles away from the Earth.

Our moon is a pretty big object. It's big enough to be a respectable planet in its own right, if it were orbiting the sun instead of the Earth. (Actually, it is orbiting the sun in a nearly perfectly circular orbit, that the Earth only slightly perturbs... but that's a topic for another day.) The Moon is a quarter the diameter of the Earth. Only Pluto has a satellite that is larger, in proportion to the size of the planet it orbits.


If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

Mercury

Mercury is the smallest planet in the Solar System and would appear to be the same size as the moon.



If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

Mars

The red planet is almost exactly twice the size of the Moon, so it would appear twice as big in the Earth's sky.



If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

Venus

Venus is three and a half times larger than the Moon and would be six times brighter and is the hottest planet, with surface temperatures over 400 degrees.



If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

Neptune

Neptune is more than 14 times larger than the Moon would be an enormous blue sphere in the night sky.



If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

Uranus

Uranus is about 14 times larger than the moon and would look like this.



If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

Saturn

Saturn is about 35 times larger than the Moon and the rings would stretch nearly from horizon to horizon.



If The Moon Were Replaced With Some Of Our Planets

Jupiter

Jupiter is 40 times larger than the Moon and is so huge we'd not be able to see the north and south poles of the planet.





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