# What is the distance between earth and pluto in light years?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 3, 2016

5.41

#### Explanation:

The eccentricity of Pluto's orbit is high. So, average distance has to be taken as semi-minor axis b = 5.12 E+09 km, for even 3-sd approximations.

To convert to light years, divide by 299.792.458 for light seconds and then use 1 sec = #1/(60.60.24.365.256) year.