Distance calculator

Speed

METRIC (DECIMAL)

Most countries use the Metric System, which uses the measuring units such as meters and grams and adds prefixes like kilo, milli and centi to count orders of magnitude.

  • Speed = 299,792,458 m/s
  • Speed = 3 * 108 m/s (scientific)
  • Speed = 299.79 * 106 m/s (engineering)
  • IMPERIAL

    In the USA and UK, the older Imperial system is used, where things are measured in feet, inches and pounds.

  • Speed = 1,079,252,848,800 m/hr
  • Speed = 983,571,056 ft/sec
  • Time

  • Time = 31,556,736 secs = 1.0 yrs
  • = 31.56 * 106 sec(s)
  • = 525.95 * 103 min(s)
  • = 8.77 * 103 hr(s)
  • = 365.24 day(s)
  • = 52.18 wk(s)
  • = 1 year(s)
  • Speed x Time = Distance

  • Distance = 9,460,471,451,897,088 meter
  • = 63.24 * 103 astronomical unit
  • = 9.46 petametre
  • = 999.97 * 10-3 lightyear
  • = 306.59 * 10-3 parsec
  • Examples

    References

  • Astronomy: light-year - parsec