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The Orbiter®, Illuminated

Item # 612260

How many days does it take the earth to revolve around the sun? Easily find the answer to that question and others with this gear-driven model representing the sun, moon, and earth. Daylight, night, seasons, and moon phases are all effectively demonstrated. Arm is 15" L; sun is 6" diam; earth is 4" diam; and moon is 1" diam. The Illuminated Orbiter features an illuminated sun.

Price

$283.00

In stock and available to ship.

How many days does it take the earth to revolve around the sun? Easily find the answer to that question and others with this gear-driven model representing the sun, moon, and earth. Daylight, night, seasons, and moon phases are all effectively demonstrated. Arm is 15" L; sun is 6" diam; earth is 4" diam; and moon is 1" diam. The Illuminated Orbiter features an illuminated sun. Includes a lesson plan and study guide.

Note: The arm, the earth, and the moon of the Orbiter® rotate manually around the sun. The tilt of the earth is kept in a static position as it is rotated. The earth and moon are shown in true scale: 1 in = 2,000 miles. If the sun were to be shown at the same scale, it would be approximately 36 ft in diameter!

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