# How long would it take to go a light-year at 60 mph?

## How long would it take to go a light-year at 60 mph?

It takes 8 light minutes for light leaving the Sun to reach the Earth. To put this in perspective, if you could drive from the surface of the Sun to the surface of the Earth, it would take you 180 years driving nonstop at 60 mph.

### How long would it take humans to travel one Lightyear?

Saying we were a space shuttle that travelled five miles per second, given that the speed of light travels at 186,282 miles per second, it would take about 37,200 human years to travel one light year.

#### How long would it take the fastest rocket to travel 1 light-year?

Even if we hopped aboard the space shuttle discovery, which can travel 5 miles a second, it would take us about 37,200 years to go one light-year.

How many miles does light travel in one year?

In one year (365.25 days) that is equivalent to 5,869,713,600,000 miles. Example: How far does light travel in 3 months. 3 months is 1/4 year. So enter .25 in the calculator to determine the distance that light travels in 3 months. Answer: 1,467,428,400,000 miles.

How long would it take to walk one light year?

Even if we hopped aboard the space shuttle discovery, which can travel 5 miles a second, it would take us about 37,200 years to go one light-year.

## How many miles per hour is the speed of light?

Taking the fact that the speed of light is roughly equal to 186,282 miles per second, we can multiply that by 60 to get the speed of light per minute. Then multiply that huge number by 60 again to get the speed in miles per hour and you get (186,282 x 60 x 60 = 670,615,200) Mph.

### How long does it take for a rocket to travel one light year?

The transit time depends entirely on the speed at which we travel. One obvious strategy is to start from rest and accelerate the rocket at a constant 1 g, the acceleration of the Earth’s gravity. In this case the rocket would reach the distance of 1 light-year in 472 days.