Do planets orbit the sun in a counter clockwise direction?
'Counter-clockwise' requires a reference point such that we can determine which side of the galactic plane one is on to look at the direction of spin. That said, the planets do all orbit in the same direction.
Additionally, Venus, Uranus and the Plutoid all spin in different directions than the other planets, which spin the same way as their orbits. Venus spins in the exact opposite direction (retrograde), Uranus has its axis of spin on the galactic plane, and the Plutoid's axis is inclined 123 degrees to its plane of orbit, making its spin retrograde as well.
they all orbit in the same direction.
All the planets orbit counter-clockwise when observed from the north.
All of the planets rotate in a counter clockwise direction except for Venus. Venus rotates clockwise though it still orbits the sun in a counter clockwise orbit.
It all depends on the point of reference. When looking down from above the Sun's north pole, the planets orbit in a counter-clockwise direction.
Yes asteroids orbit the sun counter-clockwise, just like all the planets
The normal orbit of planets and moons is in the same direction as the spin of the parent body. The particular norm in our solar system is counter-clockwise. Planets or moons that orbit in the reverse direction (clockwise) are termed retrograde. Confusingly, the same term (retrograde rotation) is used to mean clockwise spin or rotation.
The Earth revolves counterclockwise around the Sun as viewed from above the North Pole. The moon orbits the Earth in a counter clockwise direction. The Planets orbit the Sun in a counter clockwise direction. The Sun rotates counterclockwise on its axis too. If one goes higher, the galaxy rotates counter clockwise as well. There is pattern here.
Since the sun rotates counter clockwise the planets also revolve counter clockwise.
ALL of the planets orbit the Sun in a counter-clockwise direction. Our best explanation for this is that the primordial planetary nebula that spawned our Sun and solar system was itself spinning CCW. We do not yet know the direction of orbit of other solar systems, but we expect them to be more-or-less evenly divided between counter-clockwise and clockwise rotations.
All nine of the known planets in the solar system ... including Earth, Mars, and Pluto ... move in the same direction in their orbits around the sun. Here's how to picture that direction: Imagine the sun (don't look at it) just as it looks to us from earth. Consider the point on top of the sun as it appears to us, call that the sun's north pole. Now, in your imagination, transport yourself to… Read More
So far, all the planets discovered orbiting THIS star orbit in the same direction; counter-clockwise as seen from high above the north pole. We expect that all planets in a particular solar system are likely to orbit in the same direction.
Yes, all of the planets in our solar system orbit the sun in a counter clockwise (anti-clockwise) direction as viewed from above the north pole. They orbit at different rates depending on their distance from the sun. They dont all rotate on their axis counter clockwise however, Venus and Uranus are exceptions and spin in a clockwise fashion when viewed from above their north poles.
Saturn and all of our solar system's planets revolve around the sun in a counter-clockwise direction.
All the planets in the solar system orbit in the same direction, counter-clockwise.
Counter-clockwise. Looking down on the solar system from the Sun's North pole, all the planets orbit in an anticlockwise direction. Also most planets spin on their own axis in a counter- clockwise direction. The Moon revolves round the Earth in the same counter- clockwise direction as the Earth's spin. Thus, to keep the same face pointing to the Earth while it makes a revolution round the Earth the Moon must also rotate in an counter… Read More
The same direction the planets orbit. Whether that's clockwise or counter clockwise depends on where you look at it from. OK, so let's look from above the Earth's North Pole. Then we see the Sun spins counter clockwise.
All the planets revolve around the Sun in the same direction. As seen from a position arbitrarily "above" the plane of the planetary orbits (i.e. above Earth's North Pole), the planets orbit counter-clockwise.
All the planets orbit the Sun in the same direction and if you go to a point above the Sun (where above means the side to which the Earth's North Pole points) and look down on the solar system all the planets orbit counter clockwise.
All comets do not orbit the Sun in the same direction as the planets. Some comets orbit in a clockwise direction, while others orbit in a counterclockwise direction.
All planets in our solar system orbit the sun in the same direction.
Yes, as relative to its own orbital plane, or the ecliptic plane of the solar system, Pluto is observed to rotate clockwise (east to west), which is likely connected to the clockwise orbit of its major moon Charon, with which it is tidally locked. 6 of the 8 major planets rotate counter-clockwise, the same direction as their orbits around the Sun. Uranus is atypical because it is tipped over in its orbit, and Venus has… Read More
Yes. All planets orbit in the same direction. But the rotation of Venus is in anti-clockwise direction while other planets rotate in clock-wise direction.
No, all planets in our solar system orbit counterclockwise, by the usual definition. ______________________ Do _ANY_ planets orbit clockwise? Not in THIS solar system, but the direction of orbit is probably determined by the direction of rotation of the original nebula that forms the solar system. We cannot yet tell which direction the planets in OTHER solar systems orbit, but 1) it's probable that all the planets in a solar system orbit the same way… Read More
No, all the planets orbit the Sun in the same direction, counter-clockwise as seen from high above the north pole. However, Venus itself does now rotate (spin) in a clockwise fashion, which is the reverse of the other planets. Something obviously occurred that stopped its original spin.
It depends on your veiwpoint. The normal solar system model shows earth with its north pole pointing up and the south pole pointing down, with the celestrial poles in the same direction. If it is considered like this, then the planets orbit the sun in an anti-clockwise (or counter-clockwise as some would have it) direction when looking down from overhead.
Mercury is known to orbit counter-clockwise around the sun.
All of the planets in our solar system orbit the sun in the same direction, but at varying speeds depending on distance from the sun. If looked at from above the earths north pole, they would go counter clockwise.
Clockwise direction is a very hard term to understand in space because of no up, down, left, right, ect., but no, not all planets orbit like that. In our solar system, yes, but in others, yes and no.
As with all planets in our solar system, neptune orbits the sun in an anti-clockwise direction (counter-clockwise) when viewed from the north pole. It takes nearly 165 years to make one orbit of our sun.
Most do, but there are exceptions, such as Triton the moon of Neptune.
From the north, the earth's spin is anti-clockwise (counterclockwise). So is earth's orbit around the sun. _____________________________________ As seen from a position high above the North Pole, 90% or more of all the rotation in our solar system is counter-clockwise. The Sun, Earth, and Moon all spin counterclockwise. All of the planets and asteroids orbit in a counter-clockwise direction, as do most of the moons. It is likely (but impossible to know for certain) that… Read More
Planets orbit the sun in a counter clockwise motion, due to the balance between the Sun's gravity and the gravity of each individual planet.
Depends on what you mean by "goes". If you mean orbit, then none, they all orbit the same direction, counter clockwise. If you mean "rotate" then Venus. Venus rotates clockwise when looking down at it's north pole from above. All the others rotate counter clockwise.
Venus rotates (spins) very slowly east to west (clockwise as seen from its north pole). This is the opposite of Earth and other planets, which spin counter-clockwise. However, all of the major planets continue to revolve (orbit) in the same direction.
Most planets spin counter-clockwise in our solar system, the same direction as they orbit (as seen looking down from above the Earth's north pole); the exceptions are Venus which spins clockwise (i.e., retrograde or "upside down"), and Uranus which rotates pretty much on its side (about 98 degrees to the plane of the ecliptic).
The phenomena could be described as "retrograde rotation" in which a body spins in the opposite direction of its orbit. Venus, along with all other planets, orbits the Sun in a counter-clockwise direction (viewed from the arbitrary north, or "above"). However, it has lost its original counter-clockwise spin and now turns VERY slowly in a clockwise direction, as seen from its north pole, such that it takes 243 Earth days to make a single complete… Read More
If you were in space, hovering high above the north pole, looking down upon Earth, you would observe the earth revolving about its axis (rotating) in counter-clockwise direction. The moon orbits the earth also in a counter-clockwise direction, and once each orbit, the moon revolves around its own axis, also in a counter-clockwise direction.
None of the planets in our solar system have an opposite orbital path; viewed from high above the north pole, all of the planets orbit in a counter-clockwise direction. The planetary spin is normally counter-clockwise as well, but one of the planets rotates the opposite direction and one is tipped sideways. The rotation of Venus is "retrograde", or "in the opposite direction" - and very slow. One "day" on Venus is actually longer than one… Read More
Counter-clockwise. All the planets are in counter-clockwise orbits around the Sun, and all but Venus and Uranus have counter-clockwise rotation (as seen from above the ecliptic plane). The moon is tidally-locked with the Earth so that its rotational and orbital periods are the same.
All of the planets orbit the sun in the same direction. The axial rotation of each planet, the spin can vary though. Most spin in an anti-clockwise direction, but Venus and Uranus spin in a clockwise direction when viewed from above.
The 8 major planets all orbit the Sun in the same general direction, as well as most asteroids and several dwarf planets. This is counter-clockwise as seen from above the arbitrary North Pole of the Sun. The reason is that most of these bodies accreted from a spinning disk of matter around the Sun when it formed. This also created the original counter-clockwise spin of the planets (only Venus has lost this spin). The orbits… Read More
The term "retrograde motion" means that a satellite (moon) moves in the opposite direction from what would be expected or common. A retrograde orbit is one opposite the rotation of the planet being orbited. This is the case with satellites of Jupiter and Saturn that are likely captured asteroids. The planet Venus exhibits retrograde rotation because it spins very slowly in a clockwise direction (as seen from above). The dwarf planet Pluto likewise rotates clockwise… Read More
all the planets except neptune orbit counter clockwise (when seen from above earths polar north). this is because of the suns rotation going the same way and it's gravity and magnetic fields pull planets in that direction (it is called tidal locking, eventually closer planets would slow and stop their rotation and only show a single side to the sun, the same way our moon does to us). Additionally to that, the planets and sun… Read More
All planets orbit the sun counter-clockwise, when viewing from above the north pole of the sun.
It depends on your view point. Looking at the solar system from above our north pole, the sun and all of the planets rotate/orbit counter clockwise (or anti clockwise).
Relative to its own axis, it spins in a counter-clockwise direction when viewed from its North Pole. Relative to the Moon, they maintain a fixed orbit around each other at a slowly increasing distance (centimeters per year). The same face of moon is always visible from the Earth. Relative to the Sun, it moves in a counter-clockwise direction on an elliptical orbit, when viewed from its North Pole. Relative to the center of the Milky… Read More
Yes, almost everything in our solar system rotates counter-clockwise.
Venus has a very slow clockwise spin as seen from above the plane of the solar system. Six of the other major planets (including Earth) spin counter-clockwise. Uranus apparently had a similar counter-clockwise spin but now appears to rotate clockwise, because it has been "tipped over" more than 90 degrees from the plane of its orbit (likely by some massive ancient collision).
Both Venus and Uranus rotate counter-clockwise while still orbiting the sun clockwise. Which ones are clockwise and which are counter-clockwise depends upon whether you are looking looking at the sun, and planets, from the north or south pole.
Almost everything in our solar system that rotates turns in a counter-clockwise direction as seen from high above the north solar pole. All the planets orbit that way, and all but two of the planets rotate around their own axes that direction. Why? The best explanation is that CCW was the direction of rotation of the primordial solar nebula that formed the solar system. And once everything is rotating in one direction, it takes a… Read More