Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Earth's orbit around the sun, illustrated

This beautiful French graphic shows the phases of the Earth's orbit around the sun. If you download it you can magnify it even more.
It's a nice sort of graphic to come back to as you peruse Stephen Hawkings's The Nature of Space and Time and other related scientific tomes.


  1. Interesting to see Capricorn and Sagittarius as summer constellations, while Cancer the Crab is a Christmas sky event.
    France is in the Northern Hemisphere, isn't it?
    In a related note, I resolve to be 30% brighter next month. (But not 20% bigger, hopefully!)