### Donald “BearDown” King

Shared publicly -I did the math and posted this information awhile back, but it still boggles my mind. I've checked the numbers multiple times over the years and they are all excruciatingly accurate, based on current estimations.

Milky Way Galaxy Relative Size Scale.

If everything were reduced in size so that the Sun's diameter were equal to that of a .5 millimeter dot, the following would apply:

• Sun’s width = 864,948.699 miles [represented by a .5 millimeter dot* at the reduced scale]

• Earth/Sun distance = 92,956,050 miles [2.116 inches at the reduced scale]

• Neptune/Sun distance = 2,795,084,800 miles [5.301 feet at the reduced scale]

• Solar System radius using Neptune’s orbit as the boundary = 5,591,034,548.699 [10.604 feet at the reduced scale]

• 1 light year = 5,878,625,373,183.6 miles [2.112 miles at the reduced scale]

• Closest star to Earth besides the Sun = 4.27 light years or 25,101,730,343,493.972 miles [9.016 miles at the reduced scale]

• Diameter of the Milky Way Galaxy = ~100,000 light years or 587,862,537,318,400,000 miles [211,157 miles at the reduced scale]

• Average thickness of the Milky Way Galaxy = ~1,000 light years or 5,878,625,373,183,600 miles [2,111.57 miles at the reduced scale]

• Width of the observable universe = ~93,000,000,000 light years or 546,712,175,336,064,000,000,000 miles [196,376,015,614 miles at the reduced scale]

If the Sun's diameter were .5 millimeters at this scale, the Earth, in comparison, would be microscopic. The next closest start would be 9.01 miles away. The diameter of the Milky Way Galaxy would be 211,157 miles, given current estimates - nearly stretching from the Earth to the Moon. And size size of the observable universe would equal 196,376,015,614 miles in diameter. This is astonishing!

*NOTE: A .5 millimeter dot is about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

Milky Way Galaxy Relative Size Scale.

If everything were reduced in size so that the Sun's diameter were equal to that of a .5 millimeter dot, the following would apply:

• Sun’s width = 864,948.699 miles [represented by a .5 millimeter dot* at the reduced scale]

• Earth/Sun distance = 92,956,050 miles [2.116 inches at the reduced scale]

• Neptune/Sun distance = 2,795,084,800 miles [5.301 feet at the reduced scale]

• Solar System radius using Neptune’s orbit as the boundary = 5,591,034,548.699 [10.604 feet at the reduced scale]

• 1 light year = 5,878,625,373,183.6 miles [2.112 miles at the reduced scale]

• Closest star to Earth besides the Sun = 4.27 light years or 25,101,730,343,493.972 miles [9.016 miles at the reduced scale]

• Diameter of the Milky Way Galaxy = ~100,000 light years or 587,862,537,318,400,000 miles [211,157 miles at the reduced scale]

• Average thickness of the Milky Way Galaxy = ~1,000 light years or 5,878,625,373,183,600 miles [2,111.57 miles at the reduced scale]

• Width of the observable universe = ~93,000,000,000 light years or 546,712,175,336,064,000,000,000 miles [196,376,015,614 miles at the reduced scale]

If the Sun's diameter were .5 millimeters at this scale, the Earth, in comparison, would be microscopic. The next closest start would be 9.01 miles away. The diameter of the Milky Way Galaxy would be 211,157 miles, given current estimates - nearly stretching from the Earth to the Moon. And size size of the observable universe would equal 196,376,015,614 miles in diameter. This is astonishing!

*NOTE: A .5 millimeter dot is about the size of the period at the end of this sentence.

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