Enter the period of orbit (years) into the Orbital Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Orbital Distance.

## Orbital Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Orbital Distance.

D = (P^2)^1/3

• Where D is the Orbital Distance (AU)
• P is the period of orbit (years)

## How to Calculate Orbital Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Orbital Distance.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the period of orbit (years).
• The period of orbit (years) is given as: 50.
2. Finally, calculate the Orbital Distance using the equation above:

D = (P^2)^1/3

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

D = (50^2)^(1/3) = 13.572 (AU)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

period of orbit (years) = 70

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer.

D = (P^2)^1/3 = ?