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Astronomy Simulations and Animations

Astronomy Simulations and Animations Flash animations and simulations for astronomy education. Topics include seasons, moon phases, coordinate systems, light, and more. These animations require the flash player (get flash here). ClassAction Basic Motions & Ancient Astronomy
Description 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky in real time - the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations. - Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary orbits - Schematic and realistic sizes of the planets and distances between them - Movement of the planets in time to see how they move in relation to each other - Virtual Orrery - Planetary exploration with info texts and additional views such as structure - Dwarf planets (Pluto, Ceres, Haumea, Makemake. Eris) and their orbits - Comets (Siding Spring, Lovejoy 2013, Lovejoy 2011, Panstarrs, ISON, Halley) - positions and trajectories - Stars and constellation of the night sky as viewed from a given location - Changes in the night sky during night, month and year - Searching of the stars and constellation, ecliptic line, grid lines and more

Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky

Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky