Planets - Calculate Distances
Calculator for the average distances of the planets from the Sun and of the Moon from the Earth, in relation to each other or in kilometers, miles, astronomical units and light-years. An astronomical unit (au) is the average distance of the Earth from the Sun and is the most common unit for the distance calculation in the solar system. The distance of each planet from the Sun and of the Moon from the Earth is displayed in au, this unit can be changed in kilometers (km), miles (mile), or light-years (ly).
In the other fields, a value can be entered to calculate the ratios of the distances. If you enter e.g. a 1 at Jupiter, you will learn that its average distance from the Sun is 778299000 kilometers or 5.2026 times that of Earth.
Please enter one value, the other values will be calculated.
The distance of two celestial bodies refers to the distance of their two centers at the semi-major axis of their elliptical orbits.
Pluto is no longer seen as a planet, but as a dwarf planet. It is included here, although its orbit is very elliptic, so the distance strongly changes.
Example: Neptune is almost 78 times as far away from the Sun as Mercury.
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