And what a view that would be. At low tide.
I pulled my numbers from NASA’s Solar System Fact Sheets, and they’re a little different from the original infographic, but close enough that the comparison is still valid.Image and text from Universe Today, via reader Adrian Morgan's The Outer Hoard.
Planet Average Diameter (km) Mercury 4,879 Venus 12,104 Mars 6,771 Jupiter 139,822 Saturn 116,464 Uranus 50,724 Neptune 49,244 Total 380,008
The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 384,400 km.
The question I have (for any budding planetary scientists out there) is how is it possible to measure the diameter of a gas giant planet like Jupiter? I understand all the data in the table are expressed as "average diameter" because even the Earth is not round, but the Earth's diameter is measured on a solid. How can data be obtained on a gas giant, where the gases would (presumably) gradually thin out as one gets further from the center. It seems ridiculously presumptuous to express such data to a precision of 1 km.
That aside, the concept of all the planets fitting between us and our moon is still mind-boggling.