LLANGIWG IN SOLAR SYSTEM

My daughter has been learning about the Solar System in Llangiwg Primary School this week. I tried to break down the scale of it for her (she wasn’t really interested in what Daddy had to say on it though!) but here it is:-

What if the solar system was one mile?

The Sun to Neptune: 4.5 Billion km

If we scaled this down, a lot, all the way down to 1 mile. That is the distance from Llangiwg School to Lidl in Pontardawe.

The Sun to Uranus (3 Billion km)

This would be the distance from Llangiwg School to Pontardawe Art Centre. 1,093 meters.

The Sun to Saturn (1.5 Billion km)

This would be the distance from Llangiwg School to Woodland St off Grove Road. 546 meters

The Sun to Jupiter (778 million km)

This would be the distance from Llangiwg School to Mount Elim Church. 283 meters.

The Sun to Mars (225 million km)

This would be the distance from Llangiwg School to Dan Y Bryn Nursing Home. 82 meters

The Sun to Earth (148 million km)

This would be the distance from Llangiwg School to the new house being built 2 doors away from the school. 53 meters.

The Sun to Venus (107 Million km)

This would be the distance from Llangiwg School to the very next house. 39 meters

The Sun to Mercury (65 million km)

This would be the distance from Llangiwg school door to the school gate. 24 meters.

Earth to the Moon?

14 centimetres, less than a width of a piece of paper.

Nearest star (apart from the sun)?

Wales to Australia. 14,583,333 meters or 8,892 miles.

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