Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. According to radiometric dating and other sources of evidence, Earth formed over 4.5 billion years ago. Earth's gravity interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon, Earth's only natural satellite. Earth revolves around the Sun in 365.26 days, a period is known as an Earth year. During this time, Earth rotates about its axis about 366.26 times.

History with the Macy's Parade

The first Planet Earth novelty balloon was made in 1993. but didn't debut in the Parade until the 70th Anniversary Parade in 1996 and followed the Big Apple float en route to 34th Street. Little is known about this balloon, other than an appearance in a photo at Macy's Parade Studio. It is known to have only appeared that year and was retired. A new novelty balloon based on the planet debuted in the 81st edition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, with the design differing from the previous balloon by having a photo-realistic look.

In 2010, the Planet Earth balloon was accompanied by the Power Rangers, to promote the premiere of Power Rangers Samurai on Nickelodeon the following year. The balloon continued to appear alongside the Power Rangers until 2013 when it was retired and replaced with the Red Mighty Morphin Power Ranger balloon the following year.

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