Draw a large circle on the right side of the sheet first. If you don’t have a compass, you can circle a round object.
Draw the planets’ orbits from the center, which are at the same distance from each other.
The circles become gradually bigger. They will not fully fit, of course, that’s why draw the semi-circles.
Planets’ orbits never intersect, otherwise they will collide to each other.
Finish the orbits' drawing
The entire sheet of paper should be covered with the semi-circles. We know only nine planets. But what if the far away orbits have also celestial bodies that move in the most distant orbits.
Make the central circle a little bit less and circle it with the help of the thick line to let the Sun stand out in the background of another orbits.
Mercury, Venus and Earth
Now we start drawing the planets. You should arrange them in a certain order. Every planet has its own orbit. The Mercury goes near the Sun, the Venus is on the second orbit behind the Mercury, the third planet is the Earth.
Mars, Saturn and Neptune
The Mars is near the Earth. It’s a little bit smaller than the Earth. Leave the fifth orbit vacant. The following circles are the Saturn and the Neptune. These celestial bodies are called the planets-giants because they are ten times bigger than the Earth.
Uranus, Jupiter and Pluto
Another planet is between the Saturn and the Neptune – it’s the Uranus. Draw it from the side in order the images can’t be in touch.
The biggest planet of the Solar system is the Jupiter. That’s why we’ll draw it aside, away from the other planets. Add the smallest celestial body on the ninth orbit – it’s the Pluto.
The Saturn is known for its rings which are around it. Draw a few ovals in the center of the planet. Draw rays of different sizes which go from the Sun.
The surface of each planet is not the same. Even the Sun has different shades and black spots. Draw the surface with the help of the circles and the semicircles on each planet.
Draw a fog on the Jupiter’s surface. There are often the sandstorms on this planet and it’s covered with clouds.
The last details are the concentric circles on the Sun. Draw the shadow on some planets, separating it with the help of the semi-circle. You can also draw the Earth’s satellite near it – the Moon.
The space is dark blue. The Sun is yellow, the Mercury is grey, the Venus and the Jupiter are brown. The Earth is green-blue. The Mars is red, the Neptune is green, The Saturn is of a sand color and its rings are white or light blue because they are icy. The Uranus is blue and the Neptune is grey-black. You can also add other details: stars, comets and asteroids.
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