Goodbye Moon

Ever wonder what the sky would look like if the moon was replaced by the other planets in our solar system? Well, wonder no more. Below are renderings of what the night sky would look like (barring any gravitational devastation from the sheer mass of the planets). I’ve put the diameter of the planet in parenthesis so you can see just how big it is.

Picture credit to Ron Miller.

The Moon (2,160 miles)

1

Mercury (3,032 miles)

2

Venus (7,521 miles)

3

Mars (4,212 miles)

4

Jupiter (86,881 miles)

5

Saturn (72,367 miles)

6

Uranus (31,518 miles)

7

Neptune (30,599 miles)

8

And as an added bonus….

Pluto (1,466 miles)

9

My own addition: Earth in the moon’s place seen from Earth (7,918 miles)

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