Both Earth and Uranus are spherical, orbit the sun and tilt on their axes. Though the time to orbit the sun by the Earth is a year, it takes Uranus 84 Earth years to do the same.Continue Reading
Both planets have magnetospheres and both have natural satellites. Though Earth's one satellite is the moon, as of 2014, Uranus has 27 moons. Among them are Oberon, Titania, Miranda, Ariel and Umbriel.
Because Uranus and Earth tilt on their axes, both planets to experience seasons. However, with its axial tilt of about 23.5 degrees, Earth's seasons are fairly mild and very brief compared to Uranus'. Seasons on Uranus can last 21 years, and the planet is subject to violent storms that are the size of continents. This is because Uranus, with an axial tilt of nearly 98 degrees, is basically spinning on its side.
Both Earth and Uranus have atmospheres. However, Earth's atmosphere is made up of oxygen, nitrogen and other gases, while Uranus' atmosphere is largely made up of hydrogen, helium and methane ice.
Both planets are also the only ones not named after Roman gods. Earth's name is Old English in origin, while Uranus is named after the Greek sky god Ouranos.Learn more about Planets
A year on Uranus is equivalent to 84 Earth years, as it takes that long for Uranus to make one revolution around the sun. A day on Uranus is equivalent to about 17 Earth hours.Full Answer >
Uranus takes 17 Earth hours to rotate. It takes 84 Earth years for it to orbit around the sun, and it rotates horizontally.Full Answer >
Uranus follows an elliptical orbit around the sun that takes 84.3 Earth years to complete. The length of a planet's year is determined by its distance from the sun. Uranus travels at an average distance from the sun of just over 19 times that of Earth.Full Answer >
Uranus orbits about 1.8 billion miles away from the sun. Because its orbit is elliptical in shape, the distance varies from 1.7 billion miles to 1.89 billion miles, depending upon where the planet is in its orbit.Full Answer >