Saturday, 17 March 2012

TipTopSwiss 77:366

Yes, two photographs today as I wanted both of my boys in today's post.

We went on a family trip to Uetliberg and walked the Planetenweg to Felsenegg for lunch and a cable car ride down to Adliswil and home. Apparently there are a lot of Planetenweg  Plantenweg is a walk on which scale models of the planets are placed in scaled relation to their position in space. So the sun at the start was huge followwed by a tiny ballbearing for  Mercury, a bigger one for Venus and so on. These planets were close together on the path, with each metre representing a million actual kilometres, whilst other planets were further apart. And Pluto appeared twice due to its orbit.

So, today's German - the planets - die Planeten
Earth  die Erde
Jupiter  der Jupiter
Mars  der Mars
Mercury  der Merkur
Neptune  der Neptun
(Pluto)  der Pluto - now officially a “dwarf planet” (ein Zwergplanet)*
Saturn  der Saturn
Uranus  der Uranus
Venus  die Venus

If you fancy labelling them in order they are :
Die Planeten - Sonnenordnung
The planets in solar order (outward from the sun)...
Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, (Pluto)*
Der Merkur, die Venus, die Erde, der Mars, der Jupiter, der Saturn, der Uranus (der Pluto)

1 comment:

  1. Wir haben da eine gute Eselsbrücke, damit man die Reihenfolge nicht vegisst: Mein Vater erklärt mir jeden Sonntag unseren Nachthimmel. (Als Pluto noch mitzählte, hies es: "... unsere neun Planeten"