Position of the planets in the Solar System in orbit around the Sun.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Planets of the Solar system form different figures with their position in orbit around the Sun.
Planets from the inner Solar System - Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars, are located between the Sun and the Asteroid Belt. They complete full orbit faster and change orbital position quickly, because they are closer to the Sun - center of our Solar system.
Planets from the outer Solar System - Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune (and Pluto), have much longer orbits and farther from our Sun. They complete full orbit slower and their short-term orbital position change is not so visible.
Planets on above plots are listed next with their coresponding planet glyph symbol, ordered by distance from the Sun: ☿ Mercury, ♀ Venus, ♁ Earth, ♂ Mars, ♃ Jupiter, ♄ Saturn, ♅ Uranus, ♆ Neptune and ♇ Pluto.