We have a beautiful solar system. Every planet has a beauty of its own. All the way from the volcanic surface of Mercury to our blue seas to the beautiful rings of Saturn. There are many wonderful sights. However, the solar system would have been nothing without the sun.
Today, we will look at how the sun looks from all the planets in our solar system including Pluto. These stunning visualizations have been made by artist and illustrator Ron Miller, who has spent more than 40 years illustrating space. “I’ve taken care in not only making sure the Sun is depicted realistically but also the surfaces of the planets and satellites as well,” said Miller.
I grew up when Pluto was still a planet and I still have a hard time believing it’s not and even though is 7.5 billion kilometers away from the Sun at its farthest point, the Sun still looks bright. “While the Sun is smaller, it is still an immensely brilliant source of light,” Miller added. “The light levels on the surfaces around you [on Pluto] would be dusk-like, but the sun itself would still be a very bright object – just a small one.”
We will take a look at all the illustrations below:
Mercury is 58 million kilometers away from the sun.
Venus is 108 million kilometers away and the surface is covered with lava.
Earth is 150 million kilometers away from the sun and those who have seen a solar eclipse will find the sight familiar.
The red planet is situated at a distance of 228 million kilometers from the sun.
Europa, the moon of Jupiter is at a distance of 779 million kilometers from the sun.
Saturn, with its huge rings, lies at 1.43 billion kilometers away from the sun.
Uranus, as seen from its moon Ariel, which is 2.88 billion kilometers away from the sun.
Cryovolcanic geysers cloud the surface of Titan, the moon of Neptune, situated 4.5 billion kilometers away from the sun.
Finally, Pluto has a highly elliptical orbit and is an average distance of 5.91 billion kilometers away from the sun.
Let us know in the comments what you think about these illustrations.