The Solar System to scale: the sizes and distances in this window are all shown to scale. Use the scrollbar on the right of this window to explore the planets (and wide empty spaces) of the Solar System. (Values shown are mean distances in Astronomical Units from the Sun).
A schematic map of the Solar System, showing the relative arrangement of the planets'orbits around the Sun. Note that the planets themselves are not drawn to scale here, and are placed arbitrarily in their orbits. For the planets' current positions in the sky, see the Planet Wheel.