7 Hilariously Simple Steps to Create Your Own Space Simulator with HTML and CSS Tutorial

“Embark on a cosmic journey with our HTML and CSS tutorial! Learn how to create a captivating space simulation, making the Earth spin and the Sun zoom with just a few clicks. Impress your friends with these simple steps.”
7 Hilariously Simple Steps to Create Your Own Space Simulator with HTML and CSS
7 Hilariously Simple Steps to Create Your Own Space Simulator with HTML and CSS

Ever wondered what it would be like to have the power to control the Earth and Sun? Well, I did too, and instead of becoming a celestial deity, I decided to write some code. So, before you embark on this cosmic adventure, let’s start with a quick HTML and CSS tutorial. Don’t worry; it’s simpler than navigating the galaxy.

Step 1: Setting Up Your Cosmic Canvas

First things first, you need a canvas for your celestial artwork. We’re talking HTML here, folks. Create a basic HTML document with the essential boilerplate. Don’t worry; it’s as easy as pie—cosmic pie.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>Earth and Sun</title>
    /* Your CSS will go here */
  <!-- Your HTML content will go here -->

Step 2: Styling the Universe

Next, we’ll use some CSS to set the mood. Think dark and starry night. We’re going to style the body, the Earth, the Sun, and some twinkling stars.

body {
  background-color: #000;
  color: #fff;
  font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 0;
  overflow: hidden;

Step 3: Making the Earth

The Earth needs to be perfectly spherical (well, as spherical as a CSS border-radius can get). We’ll also set up a rotation animation for when you hover over it.

.earth {
  position: absolute;
  top: 45%;
  left: 50%;
  width: 200px;
  height: 200px;
  background: url('https://www.meacodes.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/earth.png') no-repeat center center;
  background-size: cover;
  border-radius: 50%;
  transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
  transition: transform 2s ease-in-out;
  cursor: pointer;

.earth:hover {
  animation: rotateEarth 4s linear infinite;

@keyframes rotateEarth {
  0% {
    transform: translate(-50%, -50%) rotate(0deg);
  100% {
    transform: translate(-50%, -50%) rotate(360deg);

Step 4: Here Comes the Sun

Now for the Sun! It’s big, it’s bright, and it’s going to make a dramatic entrance from the right side of the screen. We’ll use a gradient to give it that glowing look.

.sun {
  position: absolute;
  top: 70%;
  right: -2670px;
  width: 3000px;
  height: 3000px;
  background: radial-gradient(circle at center, #ffdb00 30%, #ffdb00 40%, #ffaa00 100%);
  border-radius: 50%;
  box-shadow: 0 0 200px 100px #ffdb00, 0 0 100px 50px #ff8000, 0 0 300px 150px #ffae00;
  transition: right 10s ease;
  opacity: 0;
  z-index: 999;

Step 5: Add Some Stars

What’s space without stars? Randomly position some tiny white dots that fade in and out. This will give our scene a bit more depth and sparkle.

.star {
  position: absolute;
  width: 3px;
  height: 3px;
  background-color: #fff;
  border-radius: 50%;
  opacity: 0;
  animation: fadeInOut 5s linear infinite;

@keyframes fadeInOut {
  0%, 100% {
    opacity: 0;
  50% {
    opacity: 1;

Step 6: The Cosmic Interaction

Time to bring in the JavaScript to handle our interactions. We want the Sun to appear when we hover over the Earth and disappear when we move the mouse away.

const earth = document.querySelector('.earth');
const sun = document.querySelector('.sun');

earth.addEventListener('mouseenter', () => {
  sun.style.right = '-1500px';
  sun.style.opacity = '0';
  sun.style.transition = 'right 10s ease';
  sun.style.transitionDelay = '0s';
  sun.style.opacity = '1';
  sun.style.right = '50%';

earth.addEventListener('mouseleave', () => {
  sun.style.transitionDelay = '2s';
  sun.style.right = '-1500px';

Step 7: Sit Back and Enjoy Your Universe

Voilà! You’ve just created your very own interactive space simulation. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy watching the Earth spin and the Sun zoom across the screen. Who knew cosmic power could be this easy?

And there you have it, folks! With just a few lines of code, you’ve managed to recreate the majestic dance of the Earth and Sun. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, sometimes it’s fun to play God—just for a little while.

Ready to dive deeper into HTML and CSS? Check out these resources:

Now that you’ve got the basics down, let’s dive into creating your very own space simulation! With just a few lines of code and a sprinkle of cosmic creativity, you’ll soon be controlling planets and stars like a pro.

Final Thoughts

Remember, coding is not just about solving problems but also about having fun and getting creative. So go ahead, tweak the animations, add some more stars, or maybe even throw in a moon! The universe is your playground. 🌍☀️✨

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