Interactive Solar System

A few days ago I shared about a nifty little map of the U.S. which plotted out the most common family names.  Besides being an interesting infographic, it’s a great tool for authors.  On that same vein, here is another map that plots out the positions of planets at any given date.

Dynamic Diagram’s map has other interactive features such as showing the month or zodiac, the phases of the moon, and even how the solar system would look if it were Tychonian (Earth-centered).  Again, authors might find this valuable if they need to plot out the planets’ positions on a given date, or even to see if the moon is full or not.

So what do you think?  Did they do a good job?


About EDC

EDC is an award-winning author with a passion for telling imaginative stories resonating with universal truths. His latest novel, Runaway, is a futuristic action/adventure inspired by the book of Philemon. EDC was born in Georgia, growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, where he now lives with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Emma. Besides writing and being employed as an analyst in the airline industry, he has worked as a volunteer with youth, church planting, and Compassion International. He enjoys landscape gardening, listening to alternative rock, and playing the swordfight game on Wii Sports Resort.
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