Mnemonics to Remember the Planets in Order

Sometimes remembering all of the planets can be tough, especially for younger children. Mnemonics can really help you to learn the order of the planets. They are listed in order from the sun.

mnemonic device is a memory aid. Mnemonics are often verbal, something such as a very short poem or a special word used to help a person remember something, particularly lists. Mnemonics rely not only on repetition to remember facts, but also on associations between easy-to-remember constructs and lists of data, based on the principle that the human mind much more easily remembers insignificant data attached to spatial, personal, or otherwise meaningful information than that occurring in meaningless 640-822 sequences. The sequences must make sense though; if a random mnemonic is made up, it is not necessarily a memory aid.

The mnemonics we will be listing will use the letters : MVEMJSUNP, which stands for: Mercury, Venus,Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto

Here are a list of mnemonics to help you remember the order of the planets:

My very easy method just set up nine planets
My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles
My Very Excellent Mother Just Shot Umbrellas Near Pluto
My Very Energetic Mother 640-863 Just Served Us Nine Pizzas
My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine Planets
Mary’s Violet Eyes Make John Sit Up Nights Period
My Velvet Eyes Make Johnny Stay Up Nights Proposing
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles
My Very Early Morning Jam Sandwich Usually Nauseates People
My Very Easy Method Just Set Up Nine Planets
My Very Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets
My Very Educated Mother Just Said Uh-oh No Pluto
My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies
My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos

 

For more Mnemonics, please read the comments below:

125 Responses to “ Mnemonics to Remember the Planets in Order ”

  1. jocelyn

    many very elderly men sleep uder newspaper

  2. tilly harding

    thats a very good answer but mars or mercury first

  3. bob

    My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Nachos

  4. brianna

    this actually works!! i have to tell,at least, one to my friends

  5. Jerry Stone

    Back in the days when we had 9 planets, my favourite was:
    My Very Educated Mother Just Served Up Nine Planets
    Perfect! Does exactly what is says on the tin. But it only works whilst there are 9.
    What do we have now? 13. OK, some people will say we have 8, but I am not happy with the new definition of a planet, so my new mnemonic reads:
    My Version Evidently Might Just Suggest Universal Nonsense.
    Also, if a dwarf human is still a human, then surely a dwarf planet is still a planet – it’s just a small one. So with Ceres, Pluto, Haumae, Makemake and Eris together with the other 8, we have a total of 13 planets – and we need another mnemonic:
    My Very Excellent Mother Creates Jelly Surprise Using Nice Pink Hot Munchy Eggs!
    Or, somewhat more technical … My Very Educated Mother Creates Jet Streams Using Nuclear Pulses Housing Meson Emitters
    If you want more information on just why I’m not happy about the definition, contact me through my website.

  6. Random person

    this is the best one… ” My Very Earthly Mother Just Said Uranus Needs Pie.”

    tee hee

  7. Nur Afiqah Syahirah

    ok
    i have one mnemonics
    in malay
    malam valentine esok mawi jemput siti untuk naik pentas

  8. Rob Jewell

    You misspelled the word Earth.

  9. taylor

    wow my teacher had us make up our own kindergardenish right!!!!!

  10. Sarah Mackenzie

    this is what i am doing for my science fair project 2010! i hope i win :)

  11. Kate

    isn’t there nine planets?
    Mercury
    Venus
    Earth
    Mars
    Jupiter
    Satin
    Uranus
    Neptune
    Pluto (dwarf planet) any way this is my mnemonic device
    Many,Very,Early,Men,Just,Sat,Under,Nine,Planets

  12. Yung'Meanz

    my very early morning jam sandwich usully norsiates people is another one .

    mercury
    venus
    earth
    moon
    jupiter
    sun
    urnus
    neptune
    pluto

  13. MikeC

    This is an acrostic for memorising the planets and the dwarf planets:

    Murky conVention’s Efforts Mar *Series;

    Jury Set yoUr Next *Planet *Chart *Erratically.

    Taking the first prominent letter of each word of that sentence:

    M=Mercury [Murky], V=Venus [conVention], E=Earth [Efforts], M=Mars, ‘Series’ sounds like Ceres; J=Jupiter, S=Saturn, U=Uranus, N=Neptune, P=Pluto, Ch=Charon, Eris [formerly UB313]

    [I used an asterisk in places to emphasise the dwarf planets' words.]

  14. Zahrah

    its mercury first dumbo!

  15. torlie

    Moms Very Early Morning Just Stopped Us Now Pray

  16. sarah

    pluto is not a planet anymore
    im 11 and its 2010 and pluto is no longer a planet so im out of luck on this site:(

  17. Joshua

    My
    Viciously
    Evil
    Mutation
    Jumped
    Sally
    Using
    Neutralized
    Plans

    Read it Use it DONT COMPLAIN!!

  18. Joshua

    Although Pluto is not counted as a planet no more it is counted as a planetoid!

  19. Abigail Burgess

    very helpful thank you!!(:

  20. Peter Jenkins

    just made one up! “Mathmaticians Verify Eight Must Just Stay Under Nine” I’m so proud!!!!!!

  21. tashun

    My Valentine Earry Just Sent Us Nine Puppies.

  22. m.i.6 agent

    cool menomics

  23. Grayden

    My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos

  24. nicloe

    my very educated mother just saw uncle john.

    m-mercury (cuz its closer 2 the sun)
    v-venus
    e-earth
    m-mars
    j-jupiter
    s-saturn
    u-urans
    n-neptune

  25. Sally

    Always very handy when i was back in primary school.

    And the way to remember Mercury and Mars is Mercury begins with a ‘M’ and ends in a ‘Y’ which is why most rhymes start with ‘My’

  26. karylle

    My Very Educated Mum Just Served Us Nine Pizzas

  27. karylle

    My Very Educated Mum Just Served Us Nine Pizzas

  28. Karl

    They keep finding more dwarf planets (and probably will continue to do so). Right now (6-6-2011) I believe the count is up to 13 planets (8 plantes and 5 dwarf planets). Charon is NOT one of them (it is still considered a moon of Pluto). The current list, in order, is:

    M – Mercury
    V – Venus
    E – Earth
    M – Mars
    C – Ceres (dwarf)
    J – Jupiter
    S – Saturn
    U – Uranus
    N – Neptune
    P – Pluto (dwarf)
    H – Haumea (dwarf)
    M – Makemake (dwarf)
    E – Eris (dwarf)

    Maybe more will be added next year? And yet more the year after that? There could be a LOT of sizeable Kuiper belt objects out there which may fit the definition of dwarf planet… (many even have their own moons!)

  29. Ryan j

    im woz doing it at school

    hees a memonic:
    my vey exalent mothe just seved us nine poos

  30. me

    im woz doing it at school

    hees a memonic:
    my vey exalent mothe just seved us ninepizas

  31. Douglas C.

    My Very Existence Must Justify Staying Under Nice Places.

    I learned it this way from the time I was six and I will pass it down to my son the same way (assuming a new Planet isn’t introduced).

  32. Heather

    My very expensive Mercedes just smashed up near Parramatta – was a favourite when I was a kid.
    It helps to remember Mercury and Mars because ‘My’ starts with m and ends in y – just like Mercury and Mercedes starts with M and ends in S just like Mars.

  33. minimiteeee :)

    minnee is : My Very Educated Monkey Just Sometimes Underestimates Nerdy People :)
    i made itt up my selfff!!! tteehhehehe :P

  34. Mark

    My Very Energetic Mother Just Swam Under Niagara

  35. Yesenia

    ummmm….Mars is first people, then Mercury.

  36. Yesenia

    ^^^ it was a joke btw….

  37. Hater

    this site rocks

  38. Beck

    My Very Easy Memory Jingle Seems Useful Naming Planets : )

    I will be very disappointed in Pluto is officially removed because then it doesn’t work : ( However, the thought of 13 planets is quite honestly quite terrifying – that’s WAY too many to remember for us old(er) people!!

  39. Beck

    My Very Easy Memory Jingle Seems Useful Naming Planets : )

    I will be very disappointed *if* Pluto is officially removed because then it doesn’t work : ( However, the thought of 13 planets is quite honestly quite terrifying – that’s WAY too many to remember for us old(er) people!!

  40. Sk8ter

    My Very Eco Mother Just Sold Ninety Plums

  41. joanne

    I made these 2 up for a poster in science

    Monkys Very Easily Make Jam Squash Using Nuts
    My Violet Elephant Makes Jupiter Sob Unbelievably Noisy

  42. chloe

    my very entelligent mum just said unfortiontly not pluto

  43. Hugh

    I just made one up. My very eager mother just sat under Neptune.

    Mercury,Venus,Earth,Mars,Jupiter,Uranus and Neptune.

    Pluto is not included because it is a dwarf planet, also known as a planetoid.

  44. that guy

    My Veterinarian Eagerly Molested Junior-high Students Until Nasty Puberty

  45. Rosie

    My very eyes may just see under nine planets

    Mercury
    Venus
    Earth
    Mars
    Jupiter
    Saturn
    Uranus
    Neptune
    Pluto

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  47. crazycat

    pluto is NOT a planet people!!!!!

  48. Senthil

    “MVEMJSUNP” is a word to remember.

  49. destiny

    thank u pplz for helping me with my scince project

  50. chyanne

    thank you for the help this is for my science project thanks

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  52. Steve

    Mary’s “Virgin” Explanation Made Joseph Suspect Upstairs Neighbour

  53. aby alveraze

    thi ss rely help me a lot. thanck you vry much

  54. aby alveraze

    this realy helped me on my test. My Very Evil Monkey Just Scratched Us Near Puma or My Very Excelent Mother Just Served Us Nacho Pie

  55. Dumbo the 3rd

    Hi guys…………………this is awq…………………….anyways id like to make a qq(quick querey) you guys are all utter dumbos………..

  56. savannah

    my very entelligent mother just severd us nachos pieces

  57. justin

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  58. Mike

    As the sun gets hotter, you need to move to mars, the water from Earth will be there in a short time, as it gets hotter the water is going to go up in the air, you will see,

  59. seo

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    your websight sucks

  61. browsing person

    Pretty cool, I’ve heard some before but yeah still pretty cool. Just asking I thought Pluto wasn’t a planet anymore???? but a asteroid now.

    So Savannah’s mnemonic gave me an Idea:
    My Very Epic mother just served us Nachos

  62. nimrah

    they are so good

  63. taybah

    they areso good

  64. tori

    Most Vicious Elderly Men Jam Sitting Under Nanas Porch!

  65. RuneShark

    Hmm space mneomics hey?
    -james from team RuneShark

  66. Emily

    “my very early morning jam sandwich usully norsiates people is another one .

    mercury
    venus
    earth
    moon
    jupiter
    sun
    urnus
    neptune
    pluto”

    LOL seriously? first of all, what is “norsiates”? and m = mars, NOT moon. s = saturn, NOT sun.

    i really hope that ^that was a joke.

  67. Ben

    My dad told me this one as a kid

    Many Volcanoes Erupt Mulberry Jam Sandwiches Under Normal Pressure.

    You can also put an ‘And’ bewtween ‘Mulberry’ and ‘Jam’ if you want to include the asteroid belt.

  68. Bubblez xx

    My Vicious Elepphant Might Just Swallow Us Now
    You can add on Please for Pluto

  69. cjp

    made one up myself im so proud :)

    My Verry Easy Method Just Speeds Up Naming Planets
    also
    My Verry Eager Mother Just Served Us New Potatos
    or (witth no pluto)
    My very enerjetic mother just served us noodles

  70. p3poop

    someone made very easy methods just so understanding now’s perfect

  71. brendan

    think of mercury as molten metal, because it is closest to the sun.. therefore comes before mars in the mnemonic..

  72. sandip

    thanks for giving a lot of mnemonics for the same question. We can choose on our own. thanks.

  73. Ellie

    There aren’t nine planets because there are bigger objects than pluto orbiting the sun and since it is far away from the sun it should be bigger. There are mostly gass lumps and there are
    Mercury
    Venus
    Earth
    Mars
    Jupiter
    Saturn
    Neptune
    A mnemonic is:
    My Very easy method just say unique names.

  74. louise

    meany vile earthlings eat jam sandwiches

  75. Chris

    Good one for remembering the ten largest moons in the solar system in order of diameter:

    Going to California is more exciting than turning on radios.

    (Ganymede, Titan, Callisto, Io, Moon, Europa, Triton, Titania, Oberon, and Rhea)

  76. Gianluca

    My very Energetic mother just served us nuggets

  77. sofiah

    my very easy method just sums up naming planets!

  78. yusuf

    Hey jerry stone, listen up. the reason that pluto isnt a planet is not because its small. its because it doesnt push away things hard enough to clear the rocks out of its path.

  79. me

    i just need to know how to use the mnemonics device

  80. bob wade

    People never understand such jibbery makes earth veiwers mad

  81. bryle

    helllllllllllllllllllllllllllo

  82. katie

    hi everyone hope u are ok i love planets what about u

  83. cool me

    My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nachos – is a way to remember it and Pluto is not a plant it’s a dwarf plant. GOT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. cool me

    My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nachos – is a way to remember it and Pluto is not a plant it’s a dwarf plant. GOT IT!!!!!!

  85. moi

    heres a mnemonic
    my very energetic monkey slowly jumped up napolean`s pants!

  86. matthew the planet master

    my very easy method just speeds up knowing planets!

  87. matthew the planet master

    knowing has to be nowing, even though it is spelt wrong

  88. SUPERSUSAN215

    MANY-MERCURY
    VERY-VENUS
    MEN-MARS
    JUST-JUPITER
    SAT-SATURN
    UNDER-URANUS
    NEATH-NEPTUNE
    PLUTO-PLUTO
    UNDER STAND IT MANY VERY EARLY MEN JUST SAT UNDER NEATH PLUTO
    PLUTO IS A DWARF PLANT BUT I’LL PUT IT IN THERE BECAUSE IT MAKES SENSE

  89. SUPERSUSAN215

    many-mercury
    very-venus
    early-earth
    men-mars
    just-jupiter
    sat-saturn
    under-uranus
    neath-neptune
    pluto-pluto
    understand it many very early men just sat under neath pluto
    pluto is a dwarf planet but i’ll put it in there because it make sense

  90. Vanesha Rice

    My Mneonic Device :

    ( M )y
    ( V )ery
    ( E )ager
    ( M )ommy
    ( S )erved
    ( J )ust
    ( U )s
    ( N )ice
    ( P )eaches :))

  91. Hollywood

    M=MY
    V=VOICE
    E=ENTERTAIN
    M=MANY
    J=JUST
    U=USUAL
    N=NOTHING MAJIOR

  92. AjA

    Here is one:
    My
    Very
    Educated
    Monster
    Just
    Said
    Umberellas are
    Nothing

  93. taeesavaqee

    my
    very
    easedropping
    mother
    just
    sat
    under
    nothing

  94. azin

    Very good
    Thanks alot

  95. mike

    this is the right time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I would suggest that little of interest or suggestions. Maybe you can write the following articles refer to this article. I want to read more things about it!

  96. Emily

    i know one

    my energetic martian just soared under nuns praying

  97. sunianrey@yahoo.co

    all planet view

  98. molly

    my
    very
    easy
    method
    just
    sums
    up
    nine
    planets

    ^^^^^ amazing right!!!

  99. molly

    another one…

    my
    valuable
    emerald
    must
    jump
    seas
    over
    new
    lands

    LOL!

  100. Sharon

    My very elegant mother just sat upon nine porcupines.

  101. Lauren

    I found this website very very useful thanks but I think you should add a answer to what is the sun.

  102. jenna

    i like this wedsite it help me to do a sicence proguct

  103. Paul Toovey

    My Very Energic Monkey Jumped Swiftly Under Nine Planets.
    my science teacher tought me that one back in about 2001 and iv still not forgotton it! lol

  104. Jim

    Mother Visits Every Monday, Just Stays Until Noon.
    This works whether or not you count Pluto, since the “Period” at the end of the sentence begins with “P.” As a bonus, the comma in the mnemonic represents the asteroid belt.

  105. jordan

    i think that planets a cool

  106. zoe

    holy moly you guys no so much im doing neptune for sience thing any thing i should add about this planet thankies xxoxoxoxoxo it would help

  107. zoe

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  108. diane

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  109. brianna

    Wht are the nine planets i have to do a project on the solar system and i thought itwas the Sun,Mercury, Venus,Mars, Jupiter,Saturn,Uranus,Neptune and should i put the Moon and Pluto

  110. lee

    Making Very Eay Mnemonics Just Speeds Up Naming Planets

  111. blair

    I think we will be get extra planets for the pardies

  112. blair

    11 planet with the sun and planet round it we done are home work

  113. serena

    mercury
    venus
    earth
    moon
    uranus
    jupiter
    sun
    neptune
    pluto
    rocks

  114. ellen

    Many Vile Earthlings Munch Jam Sandwiches Under Newspapers!

    That’s what I learnt when I was a child and I still use it now, even though I know the order, its the same as spelling because. I still say in my head; Big Elephants Can’t Always Use Small Exits even though it ends up confusing me more haha! Good luck learning!

  115. unknown

    memories vary every month, just start undergoing new plans
    (p.s i dont care if pluto isnt a planet you still need to put it in you tests for some weird reason … :))

  116. Griff

    I am trying to find the RA & Dec. of all the planets for every day of 2013. can someone lead me to a site that has this data?

  117. Some wierdo

    “My Very Energetic Mother Just Served Us Nachos – is a way to remember it and Pluto is not a plant it’s a dwarf plant. GOT IT!!!!!!” – cool me

    You’re right, pluto is not a plant, it’s a dwarf planEt.

    My Very Excellent Mother Just Sat Under Neptune

  118. adele

    Making violins every morning just shows us nothing!!!!
    This is my mnemonic

  119. adele

    Please comment – Thanks!!!

    Anyway, everybodies mnemonics are awesome!!

  120. riya

    My
    Very
    Educated
    Mother
    Just
    Served
    Us
    Nutella

  121. Earth's facts I just got dumby:D :)

    Earth rocks freakers

  122. Zak

    My
    Vacum
    Eats
    Mouldy
    Junipepery
    Served
    Under
    Nottingham

  123. Elle

    I needed help for a science project Aced it :) yay

    ok mine

    My
    violin
    Eats
    Moms
    Jumping
    Screaming
    Under
    Nothing

    By Elle Weber

  124. Khristina Allen

    I needed help for my solar system project but here’s one
    My
    Very
    Elegant
    Mother
    Just
    Served
    Us
    Noodles

  125. Guest

    you miss out a planet which is earth and put pluto