• MPC Preparation (Info)

  • Plot of the Innermost Solar System

    The plot below shows the current location of the major planets (Mercury through Mars) and the minor planets that are in the innermost region of the solar system.

    Innermost Solar System Plot

    The current locations of the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars are shown as red circles and the current locations of the known minor planets are blue dots.

    In this view, objects in direct orbits (most of the objects in this plot) move counterclockwise and the vernal equinox is towards the right. (The equinox directions are the direction of the sun as seen from the earth.) The plot is correct for the date given at the bottom of the plot.

    Back to minor planet lists and comet lists.