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# Phi and the Solar System

The dimensions of the Earth and Moon are in
Phi relationship, forming a Triangle based on
1.618.

The illustration shows the relative sizes of the Earth and the Moon to scale.

 Draw a radius of the Earth (1).
 Draw a line from the center point of the Earth to the center point of the Moon (square root
of Phi).
 Draw a line to connect the two lines to form a Golden Triangle (Phi).

Using dimensions from Wikipedia and geometry’s classic Pythagorean Theorem, this is
expressed mathematically as follows:

Dimension Proportion Mathematical

(km) (Earth=1) Expression

Radius of Earth 6,378.10 1.000 A

131.07².272 B Hypotenuse 10.07 1.96.39 / 65.114.618. Earth + Moon 8. Certain solar system orbital periods are closely related to phi Certain planets of our solar system seem to exhibit a relationship to phi. which is 1.518. This triangle is known as a Kepler triangle. Thanks to Sathimantha Malalasekera for bringing this to my attention.77 1. which is 106.320.618 (Φ) C Hypotenuse / (Earth Radius + 1.838. as shown by the following table of the time it takes to orbit around the Sun: .293.77² / 8114. This geometric construction is the same as that which appears to have been used in the construction of the Great Pyramid of Egypt. Source: Hidden Nature by Alick Bartholomew.618 (Φ) A²+B²=C² Moon Radius) Another way of looking at the relationship is to take 10320.

62 1. The inner ring division is in a relationship that is very close to phi with the diameter of the rings outside the sphere of the planet.0 11. as illustrated . as illustrated by the green lines.24 0.0 11.5 Saturn reveals a golden ratio phi relationship in several of its dimensions The diameter of Saturn is very close to a phi relationship with the diameter of its rings. Mercury Venus Earth Jupiter Saturn Power of Phi -3 -1 0 5 7 Decimal Result 0.62 1.0 Actual Period 0.24 0.9 29.1 29.

0000 1. Start by letting Mercury represent the basic unit of orbital distance and period in the solar system: Distance Distance Period from where where Planet the sun Mercury Mercury in km (000) equals 1 equals 1 Mercury 57.by the blue lines.The Cassini division in the rings of Saturn falls at the Golden Section of the width of the lighter outside section of the rings. Venus and Earth reveal a golden ratio phi relationship Venus and the Earth are linked in an unusual relationship involving phi.0000 . Note: Phi grid showing Golden Ratio lines provided by PhiMatrix software. A closer look at Saturn’s rings reveals a darker inner ring which exhibits the same golden section proportion as the brighter outer ring.910 1.

5833 4. creating a conjunction with the Earth every 115. orbits the Sun in 87. Venus orbits the Sun in 224.695 days while Earth orbits the Sun in 365.88 conjunctions in a year.968 Earth days.5833 In addition. Thus there are 365.242 days. Mercury.1521 Curiously enough we find:  Period of Venus * Phi = Distance of the Earth 2.24/115.5490 Earth 149. which is very close to Pi! See more relationships at the Solar Geometry site. on the other hand.8684 2.615 (roughly phi.200 1. Relative planetary distances average to Phi The average of the mean orbital distances of each successive planet in relation to the one before it approximates phi: .600 2.88 days. creating a ratio of 8/13 (both Fibonacci numbers) or 0. or 22 conjunctions in 7 years.) Thus 5 conjunctions of Earth and Venus occur every 8 orbits of the Earth around the Sun and every 13 orbits of Venus. Venus 108.

88154 .52353 Ceres 413.81552 Jupiter 778.00000 Venus 108.91 1.21 1. Mean Relative distance mean Planet in million distance kilometers where per NASA Mercury=1 Mercury 57.79 1.38250 Mars 227.92 1.86859 Earth 149.60 1.57 1.

869.61803 Degree of variance (0.18736 Average 1.06 1.00043) Note: We sometimes forget about the asteroids when thinking of the planets in our solar system.84123 Uranus 2.46 2.00377 Neptune 4.30580 Total 16.56488 Pluto 5. comprises over one-third the total mass of all the asteroids and is thus the best of these minor planets to .495.53 1.872. Ceres. the largest asteroid.61874 Phi 1. is nearly spherical.433.66 1. Saturn 1.

which are based on phi. much higher than any previous planet to planet orbital distance ratio.47224. (Insight on mean orbital distances contributed by Robert Bartlett. The shape of the Universe itself is a dodecahedron based on Phi New findings in 2003 based on the study of data from NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) on cosmic background radiation reveal that the universe is finite and shaped like a dodecahedron. a geometric shape based on pentagons. Could it be that this is actually the 11th planet and the 10th planet will be found at an orbit whose ratio is 1. preserving the phi average? Time will only tell. Its ratio to Pluto would thus be 2. but if it happens remember that you heard it here first.represent the asteroid belt.52793 times that of Pluto.) 2005 unveiled the discovery of a 10th planet called 2003UB313. It was found at a distance of 97 times that of the Earth from the Sun. See the Universe page for more .