Have you ever wondered about the scale of the Solar System? So, imagine this soccer ball, this football here, represents the Earth. How big would the Moon be on this scale? About as big as this tennis ball. So the Moon is about a quarter of the diameter of the Earth, and how far apart would they be? About that far. And how big would the Sun be on this scale? Approximately twice the size of the houses in the background over there. It wouldn’t be able to fit in the gap between the Earth and the Moon. In fact it’s over three and a half times larger than that and on this scale it would be approximately 2.4 km or about 1.5 miles away. The Sun is pretty big!