The Earth in Orbit (simplified)

astronomy simulation

Instructions: Rotate the scene using the mouse/touch.
Explanation: The earth is in a nearly spherical orbit around the sun. One major complication is that the earth rotates around an axis that is tilted with respect to the orbital plane. (hence - our lovely seasons)

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earth in orbit simulation

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