Explore the Solar System Orbits in Flash & Download as Screen saver

The Solar System consists of the Sun and the astronomical objects bound to it by gravity, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. Of the many objects that orbit the Sun, most of themass is contained within eight relatively solitary planets whose orbits are almost circular and lie within a nearly flat disc called the ecliptic plane.

Dynamic Diagrams provides an amazing Flash Application to Explore the movement of Planets and Objects in the Solar system.
They assembled an Orrery that illustrates the positions of the planets and moons in our solar system and allows a user to view their alignment at any given date in the past or present.

Launch our Orrery by clicking here

Download the screen saver for MacOS or Windows.