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Last active May 18, 2018

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Very simple (and not intended to be accurate) model of the sun, earth and moon to demonstrate rotations applied to circles in JavaFX.
import javafx.animation.Animation;
import javafx.animation.KeyFrame;
import javafx.animation.KeyValue;
import javafx.animation.Timeline;
import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.scene.Group;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.layout.Pane;
import javafx.scene.paint.Color;
import javafx.scene.shape.Circle;
import javafx.scene.transform.Rotate;
import javafx.stage.Stage;
import javafx.util.Duration;
public class SunEarthMoon extends Application {
public void start(Stage primaryStage) {
final int CIRCLE_CENTER_X = 300 ;
final int CIRCLE_CENTER_Y = 300 ;
final Duration MONTH = Duration.seconds(2);
final Duration YEAR = MONTH.multiply(13);
Circle sun = new Circle(CIRCLE_CENTER_X, CIRCLE_CENTER_Y, 50, Color.GOLD);
Circle earth = new Circle(CIRCLE_CENTER_X + 200, CIRCLE_CENTER_Y, 20, Color.CADETBLUE);
Circle moon = new Circle(CIRCLE_CENTER_X + 240, CIRCLE_CENTER_Y, 5, Color.IVORY);
Group earthAndMoon = new Group(earth, moon);
Pane pane = new Pane(sun, earthAndMoon);
pane.setMinSize(600, 600);
Rotate earthRotate = new Rotate(0, CIRCLE_CENTER_X, CIRCLE_CENTER_Y);
Rotate moonRotate = new Rotate(0, CIRCLE_CENTER_X + 200, CIRCLE_CENTER_Y);
Timeline earthTimeline = new Timeline(new KeyFrame(YEAR, new KeyValue(earthRotate.angleProperty(), 360)));
Timeline moonTimeline = new Timeline(new KeyFrame(MONTH, new KeyValue(moonRotate.angleProperty(), 360)));
primaryStage.setScene( new Scene(pane, Color.BLACK) );;
public static void main(String[] args) {
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