First of all let us know what is a Celestial body. Do you know? How far is Earth from these Celestial Bodies? According to NASA, there are many other planetary systems, like our solar system, in the universe. The solar system consists of Star, the Sun and everything bound to it by gravity.
A celestial body is any other object outside of the earth’s atmosphere, which is a naturally occurring phenomenon in the observable universe. Celestial Bodies are heavenly group objects in space such as Sun, Planets, Moon, and Star. They form a part of the massive Universe we live in and are very distant from us
Earth and its position in the Solar System:-
The word Earth is taken from a German word ‘Erde’ which means ground.
Our Earth is one of the nine planets orbiting the Sun in the Solar System. Before knowing the facts related to Earth, let us know its position in the Solar System. It is the fifth largest planet and the largest of four planets in the Inner Solar System. Also , it is the only planet with liquid water on the surface.
Solar System is divided into Inner Solar System and Outer Solar System with 4 planets each. Earth is the third nearest planet to the Sun and forms the part of inner Solar System. There are 4 planets namely – Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars in the inner Solar System. Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
The Solar System is a part of the Milky Way galaxy which in itself has billions of stars Also, it consists of many other dwarf planets such as Pluto, Dozens of Moons and Asteroids, Comets and Meteoroids.
Distance from the Sun:-
The Earth is about 93 million miles from the Sun and a ray of light will travel 8 minutes before it reaches Earth. When the Earth revolves around the Sun, it travels at a speed of 67,000 mph.
The centre of the Earth generates magnetic fields and thus our planet is a great magnet. Due to this it creates a magnetic field around itself which ranges into thousands of kilometres. This region formed around the Earth is called magnetosphere. The most significant benefit of this layer our planet is the safety it provides from various particles of space which may hit the surface of Earth and harm us. Also, it prevents radiations from solar winds of the Sun to penetrate into the atmosphere of the Earth.
Earth has one moon ,its natural satellite. But along with this one, there are two more asteroids in a co- orbital orbits with Earth. They’re called 3753 Cruithne and 2002 AA29, which are part of a larger population of asteroids known as Near-Earth Objects (NEOs).
The asteroid 3753 Cruithne is often called the Earth’s second moon. It doesn’t orbit the Earth but it has a synchronized orbit with Earth and although it appears as though it is revolving around the Earth in an orbit , but it is not so. Rather it follows its own orbit around the Sun.
Facts about Earth:-
- Earth is the third planet of the sun
- Earth is the fifth-longest planet in our solar system
- Earth has a diameter of roughly 8000miles (13000km), and it appears round because of gravity
- The Earth contains 70 per cent water level, mostly they are Oceans
Distance of Earth from Other Planets:-
- Distance from Moon to Earth is 3,84,400 km
- Distance from Mercury is 115.33 million km
- Distance from Venus is 253.73 million km
- Distance from Jupiter is 897.92 million km
- Distance from Saturn is 162.04 billion km
- Distance from Uranus is 3.0218 billion km
Planets and their Moons:-
- Mercury and Venus have no natural Satellite as their size is smaller than the other planets. Earth has one natural Satellite – the moon
- Mars is the only planet, besides Earth, known to have liquids in river, Lakes and seas on its surface.
Mars has two Satellite body known as Phobos and Ocenos, which are smaller than Earth’s Moon; Phobos And Oceano have a diameter of about 10 to 25km
- Jupiter has 53 named Moons and another 26 awaiting official names; the largest Jupiter moon is Ganymede and Callisto, which diameters to 4000-6000 km. Also, there are several other moon names like 10, Europa, Calisto, Adresa and many more
- Saturn has 82 Moons, and 53 Moons are confirmed and named. Another 29 other more Moons are on waiting; Titan is the Giant Moon of Saturn, and Saturn is the most extraordinary name amongst the entire Solar system competing with 150 known Moon. Its approximate distance is 1,0084,55,342, and it’s also the only moon with a substantial atmosphere
- Uranus has 27 Moons; many are yet to be discovered, it’s some of the Moons are?
Neptune has in total 14 Moons; some are?:-
The Solar System and its Planets
These are some of the four Planets made up of rocks
These are called Terrestrial planet cause they are made up of rocks.
Other planets are known as Jovian planets consists.
Jupiter and Saturn are the Gas giants
Uranus and Neptune are the Ice-giants