Rotational Planes


orbits_2019Dec22a.gh (26.6 KB)

P.S. (Sorry @wim, the forum software gives me no other choice but “P.S.” here since I used up my three replies.)

This version scales the model to Earth, Moon and Sun dimensions. A yellow group “magnifies” size of earth and moon by a factor of ten to see them better.


orbits_2019Dec22b.gh (29.8 KB)

‘scale_EO’ slider in cyan group reduces size of earth orbit, which is vast relative to moon orbit.

Distances are measured in thousands of miles:

  • earth radius: 3.963
  • moon radius: 1.0794
  • moon orbit: 239 (the one that can’t be scaled)
  • earth orbit:92960 (92.96 million miles, scaled to 0.02 as shown)

Happy Winter Solstice (yesterday)

P.P.S. December 26. Unable to post further in this thread due to forum restriction:

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So… Added Starlink satellite constellation to previous (updated) Earth/Moon/Sun model:


starlink_2019Dec26a.gh (35.8 KB)

24 orbital planes of 66 satellites each


source: Orbit of the Moon

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