Scale Model of the Solar System

If the dimension of the sun were to be scaled down (reduced to) a sphere of diameter 1.4 m, the planets of our solar system would, then, be reduced to the sizes shown here.

The actual diameter of the sun’s disc is about one million kilometer. The planetary distances, however, are not to scale in this exhibit.
Numbers have been appropriately rounded off to present a feel for the magnitude.

Mercury:       Actual diameter          : 4800 Km
                        Scaled Diameter          : 0.5 cm
                        On this scale it should have been placed 58m from the sun

Venus :          Actual diameter          : 12000 Km
                        Scaled Diameter          : 1.2 cm
                        On this scale it should have been placed 108m from the sun

Earth  :          Actual diameter          : 12800 Km
                        Scaled Diameter          : 1.28 cm
                        On this scale it should have been placed 150m from the sun

Mars   :          Actual diameter          : 6800 Km
                        Scaled Diameter          : 0.7 cm
                        On this scale it should have been placed 225m from the sun

Jupiter:           Actual diameter          : 1,43,000 Km
                        Scaled Diameter          : 14.3 cm
                        On this scale it should have been placed 780m from the sun

Saturn:          Actual diameter          : 1,20,500 Km
                        Scaled Diameter          : 12 cm
                        On this scale it should have been placed 1.5 Km from the sun

Uranus:         Actual diameter          : 51000 Km
                        Scaled Diameter          : 5 cm
                        On this scale it should have been placed 2.9 Km from the sun

Neptune:      Actual diameter          : 50,500 Km
                        Scaled Diameter          : 5 cm
                        On this scale it should have been placed 4.5 Km from the sun