Have you ever wished the Jupiter or Saturn were closer to Earth? Saturn’s rings would offer a more interesting view than the Moon’s craters, right? Well, now you can stop imaging. Amateur astronomer, Nick Holmes, has calculated how big each planet would look in our sky if it replaced the moon. Following is a transcript of the video.
What if the moon and planets were closer to Earth? That’s what Nick Holmes decided to find out.
Holmes, AKA “yeti dynamics” on YouTube, animated these 3D models. He is an amateur astronomer and is interested in cosmology.
He wanted to show a sense of scale. This is what planets would look like if they were at the distance of the moon.
(Second animation): This animation shows the moon orbiting Earth at the same distance as the ISS.