So as you know, Earth is “the Blue Planet” and Mars is “the Red Planet.” By my math, that leaves us with six other planets in our Solar System that don’t have color-related nicknames. Today, I’d like to try and fix that.
Jupiter was the toughest. He’s actually lots of different colors: red, grey, white, orange… and then the Juno mission recently showed us that Jupiter’s polar regions are blue! Of course Jupiter is most famous for being red in that one specific spot, but even the Great Red Spot changes colors from time to time, fading from red to pink to white before turning red again.
Anyway, those are my picks for the color-related nicknames for all the planets. Do you agree with my picks? Disagree? Let me know in the comments below!