Solar System Distances

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Space is incredibly vast. To use any form of conventional measurement is to invite insanity from writing down zeroes.

So the traditional measurement is in Astronomical Units or AUs.

One AU is the distance of the Earth to the Sun, or 149,597,870.691 kilometers (plus/minus 0.030 km).

Distances from Earth


Nearest (km)

Furthest (km)

Nearest (AU)

Furthest (AU)

Average (AU)

Asteroid Belt

308,171,880

308,171,880

2.060

2.060

2.06

Jupiter

588,500,000

968,100,000

3.934

6.471

5.20

Mars

55,700,000

401,300,000

0.372

2.683

1.53

Mercury

77,300,000

221,900,000

0.517

1.483

1.00

Moon

363,293

403,897

0.002

0.003

0.00

Neptune

4,305,900,000

4,687,300,000

28.783

31.333

30.06

Pluto

4,284,700,000

7,528,000,000

28.641

50.322

39.48

Saturn

1,195,500,000

1,658,500,000

7.991

11.086

9.54

Uranus

2,581,900,000

3,157,300,000

17.259

21.105

19.18

Venus

38,200,000

261,000,000

0.255

1.745

1.00

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