• Astronomical
  • Teachers

Current Planetary Positions

Sun 27° Virgo 16' 50"
Moon 03° Aquarius 34' 25"
Mercury 26° Virgo 36' 40"
Venus 06° Scorpio 41' 51"
Mars 02° Aquarius 15' 18"
Jupiter 20° Scorpio 09' 24"
Saturn 02° Capricorn 41' 55"
Uranus 01° Taurus 49' 43" R
Neptune 14° Pisces 44' 14" R
Pluto 18° Capricorn 47' 06" R
Chiron 00° Aries 15' 33" R
TrueNode 04° Leo 44' 49"

Astronomical

The weight of the sun

 

Imagine all the matter in our system. The Sun, all the planets, the dozens of moons orbiting the planets, the asteroids, comets and all the remaining flotsam. Now imagine you place everything on a giant scale in order to weigh and assess it. Amazingly, you would discover the sun accounts for 99.86% of the total mass!

 

So now try to think of it this way: If the entire solar system is worth $100, the sun would be $99.86. The sun is almost all of it!

 

Of the 14 cents that remain, Jupiter would be 10 cents and Saturn 3 cents. Everything else, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Eris, moons, asteroids, comets etc would be the final penny. The earth would be about 3/100 of that penny.

 

I guess this tells us the Sun is pretty big and the earth is really small.

 

And as for all life including me, you, and the rest of us……………