SolarBeat: musical solar system model

Check out this site. It is an interactive display of the solar system. It shows all of the planets and their speed relative to each other.

As each planet crosses the horizontal line, it plays a note. They all have different notes. You can adjust the speed to make the planets go slower or faster.

In the screenshot that I took, Mercury has gone around the sun 825 times, and Pluto has not gone around even once.

This site has been around for a long time; I discovered it years ago, maybe even before the divorce. I had kind of forgotten about it for a while, but remembered it just the other day. I couldn’t immediately remember the name, but googled around a bit until I did.

It shows the relative speeds, but not the relative distances or sizes. That is super fascinating, but it is another post.