Behold: The Māori solar system!
- Mercury is Whiro
- Venus is Kōpū, also Koopuu Taawera or Meremere Tuu Ahiahi
- Earth is Papatuanuku, also Te Ao
- Earth’s moon is Marama
- Mars is Matawhero
- Jupiter is Kopu-nui, also Hine-i-tīweka or Paeaarau
- Saturn is Pareārau
As I understand it, the outer planets had no traditional Māori names. Uranus is barely visible to the naked eye, and Neptune and Pluto were only discovered after the invention of telescopes.
More at The Encyclopedia of New Zealand and Science Alive!
Fig. 4. Chladni’s figures of vibrating plates. 1872.
Working some colour into the Bee Eater, after this will be more cats and some loose watercolour drawings. I feel like I can see a clearer improvement compared to some older bird drawings I’ve done!
The phases of the Earth observed from the Moon. Plate XXII. “New” Earth. 1872.