Our solar system is located in the Local Bubble near the inner edge of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy. It orbits the center of the galaxy clockwise at a 60° angle every 200-250 million years. See also space exploration missions and upcoming space launches to the solar system.
G-type yellow dwarf star
8 planets + 18 dwarf planets
294 moons of the planets
Asteroids & minor planets
Major periodic comets
Annual meteor showers
Total & partial eclipses of the Sun
Total & partial eclipses of the moon
Conjunctions of the planets
Transits of Mercury & Venus across the Sun
2023 astronomical event calendar
2023 space launch calendar
The Earth is the cradle of humanity, but mankind cannot stay in the cradle forever.
- Konstantin Tsiolkovsky