Interactive Orrery

An Orrery is a moving, mechanical model of the Solar System. It shows how all of the planets orbit around the Sun.

Use the online Orrery to see the positions of the planets in the Solar System. You can set the date to see where they are today, where they were in the past, or where they will be in the future!

Please note that this Electric Orrery is written in a computer language called JavaScript. It may not work if your Internet browser is not set up to run JavaScript programmes.