Earth, Sun and Moon

How big, how far

  • compare the relative sizes of the Sun, Earth and Moon and the distances between them
Earth, Sun and Moon

The Moon's orbit (side view)

  • observe the Moon's 28 day orbit of the Earth in 3D
  • see the changing shape of the visible Moon
  • see the Moon's orbit in plan view
  • pause the animations on any day throughout the month
Moon's orbit

The Moon's orbit (plan view)

  • observe the Moon’s 28 day orbit of the Earth in plan view
  • see the changing shape of the visible Moon
  • overlay a sight line to explain the visible Moon’s changing shape
  • pause the animations on any day of the month
The Moon's orbit

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"The animations are simple but effective: an ideal teaching tool for use on an interactive whiteboard."
TES magazine

"... a straight-to-the-point teaching tool of the whiteboard kind. You can use it to explain about orbits, the moon, seasons and day and night. What's clever is how it explains itself in pictures and lets you introduce the subject matter as you wish."
The Guardian

Day and night

  • observe the Earth rotating once every 24 hours
  • view a moving 24 hour clock as the Earth rotates
  • view a changing shadow stick during daylight hours
  • pause the animations at any hour of the day or night
Day and night

The Earth's orbit

  • observe the Earth's 52 week orbit in 3D
  • view the orbit in plan view
  • see how the tilt of the Earth's axis causes daylight hours to change over the year
  • pause the animations at any week of the year
The Earth's orbit