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Sun, Earth and Moon

Solar System Video

Solar System Video showing the 8 planets of the Solar System orbiting the Sun. As we move out from Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, towards the gas giant planets of the outer Solar System, each of the planets take longer to orbit the sun.

Exploring Our Solar System: Planets and Space for Kids - Help support more content like this! Here is an in-depth introduction to the Solar System and the planets that are in it. From the sun to why poor Pluto is no longer considered a planet, come along for a ride across the Solar System and learn a ton of cool facts about Solar System!


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This is an interactive site which serves up a useful explanation.

Another useful website with key facts relating to the Earth, Sun and Moon.

A detailed look at the moon's phases

How long would it take to walk to the Moon?

Uploaded by National Schools' Observatory on 2017-04-24.

NASA | Lunar Eclipse Essentials

When the moon passes through the Earth's shadow, it causes the moon to look very unusual for a short period of time. This event is called a lunar eclipse, and it occurs roughly twice a year. There's one on January 21st at around 5am, so sit back and learn more about how lunar eclipses work in this video!

Meet Galileo Galilei

Meet Galileo Galilei, hailed as the 'father' of modern observational astronomy, in our great free video. This video is packed full of facts and information about Galileo and is an entertaining resource to help children describe how a significant individual has influenced the UK and wider world.