I wanted to know how long the light from the sun traveled.December 20, 2008
I came up with this…and yes I know I can just put in google, but that would be far too easy.
299,792,458 mps / 1600 = 117.10642890625 mps x 60 = 7026.385734375 mph
earth distance from sun: 94.5 million (max)/91 million (minium)/92.58 million (average)
Distance(mi) Speed(mph) time light travels from sun to surface of earth.
Maxium : 94,500,000 / 7026.385734375 = 7.4353288194444444444444444444444e-5 seconds
Minium : 91,000,000 / 7026.385734375 = 7.7213030048076923076923076923077e-5 seconds
Average: 92,580,000 / 7026.385734375 = 7.5895287690375891121192482177576e-5 seconds
What did I do wrong, it seems that the distance that is further should be the larger time, but its shorter than the other times.
Mr. Cooke, a bit of help please?