Orbit spirograph

from Red Blob Games
19 Jan 2019

Inspired by John Carlos Baez’s post about the Pentagram of Venus[1]. This is the position of Venus relative to the Earth. I got distracted by fun spirogram style images.




I use Kepler’s Third Law to convert the orbital period to the distance from the sun.

PlanetOrbit (days)
Mercury89.9696
Venus224.701
Apophis322.7
Earth364.2564
Mars687
Ceres1675.58
Jupiter4332.59
Saturn10759
Uranus30688.5
Neptune60182

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