Product Idea

Earth and Moon Orrery

 

     This miniature orrery shows the rotation of Earth as well as the orbit of the Moon. Using a somewhat simple gear system, Earth spins on its axis as the Moon revolves around Earth. A hand crank operates the machine. 

Interesting Information

This set contains approximately 250 pieces.

Just like in real life, the Moon orbits Earth the same way Earth rotates, counter-clockwise. Also, the Moon revolves around Earth at a slower pace than Earth spinning.

Pictures

Picture 1 - Complete orrery, including Earth and the Moon

Picture 2 - Model of Earth

Picture 3 - Model of the Moon

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