The Earth in the Solar System Class 6 Notes Geography | DailyHomeStudy


At night the whole sky is filled with tiny shining objects some are bright, others dim. They all appear to be twinkling. A full moon occurs once in about a month’s time called Full moon night or Poornima. A fortnight later, you cannot see the moon at all which is called New moon night or Amavasya.

Celestial bodies – The sun, the moon and all those objects shining in the night sky are called celestial bodies. Some celestial bodies are very big and hot. They are made up of gases.

Stars – Stars are celestial bodies which have their own heat and light, which they emit in large amounts. The sun is a star.

Constellations: In the night sky, various patterns are formed by different groups of stars called constellations. Ursa Major or Big Bear is one such constellation.

One of the most easily recognisable constellations is the Saptarishi (Saptaseven, rishi-sages). It is a group of seven stars that forms a part of Ursa Major Constellation.

In ancient times, people used to determine directions during the night with the help of stars. The North star indicates the north direction. It is also called the Pole Star. It always remains in the same position in the sky.

Planets – Planets are celestial bodies that do not have their own heat and light. They are lit by the light of the stars. The word ‘planet’ comes from the Greek word “Planetai” which means ‘wanderers’.

The earth on which we live is a planet. It gets all its heat and light from the sun. The moon that we see in the sky is a satellite. It is a companion of our earth and moves around it. Like our earth, there are seven other planets that get heat and light from the sun. Some of them have their moons too.

Ring Around The Planet


Meaning Of Solar

The Sun

The Stars




Stars have their own lightPlanets do not have they light their own. They shine by reflecting the sun light.
There are billions of stars in the skyThere are only eight planets
Stars twinklePlanets do not twinkle
Stars have high temperaturePlanets have low temprature

The Earth


The Moon

Neil Armstrong

A Satellite

A Human-made Satellite



Whitish Broad Band

Aakash Ganga


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