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Have you ever thought about to see one of the 8 planets instead of Moon? In this creative video you can imagine how big the planets are in our Solar System.
The Moon’s average orbital distance is 384,402 km (238,856 mi), or 1.28 light-seconds. This is about thirty times the diameter of Earth. The satellite’s apparent size in the sky is almost the same as that of the Sun (because it is 400x farther and larger). Therefore, the satellite covers the Sun nearly precisely during a total solar eclipse. This matching of apparent visual size will not continue in the far future, because the moon’s distance from Earth is slowly increasing.
It is obvious that this phenomenon can’t be happened because of different facts, but this video just provides you some imagination related to the sizes of our planets.
Below the video the author gives explanations and definitions such as:
“Video creation method;
I created an Earth moon system in 3dsmax, with accurate sizes and accurate orbital distances. I than matched video of the real Moon with my video camera, against my model. I also researched the correct FOV of my video camera. I used both methods to verify my Virtual camera’s FOV (around 47 degrees). I next modeled up the rest of the planets in proper scale (Real values) set at the distance of the moon (also real values), created the animation of them rotating around, and composited the whole bunch”.
The author has mentioned a lot of facts and adds “Orbiting! Yes! we would be a moon of Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus, and Neptune. They are much more massive than the Earth. Venus is about the same size of the Earth and we would orbit around a center point between us”.
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