Eau Claire Planet Walk: Neptune

Photographed May 22, 2015
Erected 2013 by Eau Claire Planet Walk
Eau Claire, Eau Claire County, Wisconsin
44.806191,-91.500075
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Neptune

MARKER TRANSCRIPTION IN THE WORKS

Eau Claire Planet Walk
Marker donated by Susan and Bert Moritz

The maker is located along the Chippewa River State Trail, adjacent to a parking lot for a children's playground in Owen Park, on westbound 1st Avenue, at its T-intersection with Hudson Street, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54703.

Some fun facts about Neptune:
  • Neptune was named for the Roman God of the sea.
  • If Neptune was hollow, it could hold 60 earths!
  • Neptune's winds, which exceed 1,100 mph, are the fastest planetary winds in the solar system.
Space.com: Planet Neptune: Facts About Its Orbit, Moon & Rings

Wikipedia: Neptune

This marker is one of a series of markers included in the Eau Claire Planet Walk;

With the Chippewa River visible in the background.

Diameter comparison of Neptune and Earth
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The rings of the marker's base are visible to the left of the lamp post.

Eau Claire Planet Walk is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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