There used to be 9 planets and more than 170 moons in our solar system.
The 9 planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto.
But in August 2006, the International Astronomical Union decided to re-classify Pluto as a “dwarf planet”, and not in the same category as the 8 planets.
So now there are 8 planets in the solar system.
Each planet goes around the Sun on its own path called orbit.
Anyway we cannot see the paths because they are invisible.
Earth takes about 365 days to orbit the Sun.
This is called one Earth year.
And each moons moves around its planet in its own orbit.
The size of the planet from the smallest to the biggest:
On April 12, 1961, Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin became the first person who went to space.
People travel to space in a spacecraft or spaceship.
|TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE PROGRAM – 16 JUNE 20
There will be a total lunar(moon) eclipse in Malaysia on June 16, 2011.
The eclipse will start at 1:25 a.m. until 7:01 a.m.
On the 16th of June 2011, we will be able to observe a total lunar eclipse starting from 1:25 a.m. to 7:01 a.m. In conjunction with Total Lunar Eclipse, National Space Agency (ANGKASA) and National Mosque will be organizing a Total Lunar Eclipse Observation Program at the Main Entrance of National Mosque (nearby the expo site) on 16 June 2011 from 1:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Public are invited to observe the phenomena through a few of telescopes that will be setup during the event. You also can bring your own telescope in this program.
The first 1000 visitors attending the program will be given a tin of Eclipse Mints, contribution by The Wrigley Company (M) Sdn. Bhd.
The tentative program is shown below:
1:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Total Lunar Eclipse Observation
Jupiter, Mars and Venus Observation