Hello, friends!

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!

8 responses »

  1. Kate Rauner says:

    Jupiter – stripy. Love that. Neptune – cobalt ? Reduces one more planet to a single word. But… Uranus… did you know that Wikipedia identifies a shade of blue as Uranium Blue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shades_of_blue

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  2. I think Saturn is more yellow than beige. Beige is such a dreary colour, but Saturn looks much nicer (unless I’m looking at colour enhanced pictures)

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  3. Scott Levine says:

    This is great, and thanks for clarifying that you used math to arrive at there being 6 other planets. J00ps is the stripey one! I see Saturn as yellow, but I’m color blind, so who knows. There’s also this photo, which I love, from back when Voyager was in the neighborhood:



  4. denizb33 says:

    I like it! I’m also influenced by Lewis, so Venus could be Perelandra!


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