Google Earth view of the model Solar System

Locarno Beach Solar System using Google Earth
Positions of planets and Sun on Larcarno Beach model Solar System
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In this model, the Sun is 1/2-meter in diameter. The Earth is 54 meters away, and it is only 4.5 mm in diameter.

It is hard to walk as slow as the speed of light. If you take one step each second, your steps will have to be 107.6 mm (baby steps).

[The image on this page was missing for a long time. I had posted it at a service run by http://webshots.com called AllYouCanUpload. The faq promised that the image would be there ‘forever.’ When webshots was bought by American Greeting management deleted all of AllYouCanUpload pictures. I have found a copy of of the picture for this post but many on this blog have been lost.]

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