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sun-planet-moon represented by the words red, blue, green

This is a still: when run in Nodebox, the words orbit around their respective parent points.

It’s well-known that after three co-orbiting bodies, models begin to become complex. However, this is a very simple example of nested orbits. I used the three primary colours and first three numbers to illustrate the nesting.

Source code (2009).
Adapted from a Python example in NodeBox.