"Shorth is better than length." Dr Seuss

How big is 481.0 km ?

  • Equivalent to 481,000 meter
  • More or less ...

  • Smaller than: Distance from London to Edinburgh (535 km) ...
  • Bigger than: Altitude of the orbit of the International Space Station (400 km) ...
  • And equivalent to ...

  • 1 / 800 of the distance from the Earth to the Moon (384,000 km) ...
  • 1 / 83 of the distance around the equator (40,100 km) ...
  • 1 / 12 of the distance from London to New York (5,580 km) ...
  • 0.90 times the distance from London to Edinburgh (535 km) ...
  • 1.20 times the height of the orbit of the International Space Station (400 km) ...
  • 37 times the cruising altitude of a commercial jet (13 km) ...
  • 54 times the height of Mount Everest (8.85 km) ...
  • 491 times the height of Angel Falls (Venuzeula) (979 m) ...
  • 580 times the height of the `Burj Khalifa` scyscraper (Dubai) (830 m) ...
  • 1,971 times the length of London's Tower Bridge (244 m) ...
  • 4,580 football pitches end to end (105 m) ...
  • 42,800 London buses end to end (11.23 m) ...
  • 82,900 times the height of a giraffe (5.8 m) ...
  • 114,500 times the height of an African elephant (4.2 m) ...
  • 178,100 times the height of an ostrich (2.7 m) ...
  • And, neatly, although approximately ...

  • is 1/2 of Direct distance from Land's End to John o' Groats (970 km)...
  • is 4 x Diameter of the (fictional) Death Star in the first Star Wars movie (120 km)...
  • is 500 x Height of the Angel Falls (Venuzeula) (979 m)...
  • is 500 x Height of Tugela Falls in South Africa (948 m)...
  • is 1000 x World record longest flight of an arrow from a bow (2010) (484 m)...
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