63,000 Things to Worry About: Light Years and Inches


In Invisible Agents of Creation I spent some time citing some neat little mathematical items that just shouldn’t be. There are far too many of them to be coincidences, so some “Agent” or “Agency” had to have set them up so eventually someone like me would notice them.

I just ran across another one of these little gems that I’d like to share with you.

One Light Year

A light year is the distance light travels in one year. It’s nearly six trillion miles. Here’s the number:

 5,878,499,810,000 miles.

That’s a lot of miles, but when measuring distances to stars and such, it’s pretty handy. For example, the distance to the nearest star, Alpha Centauri is about 4.4 light years. this means that light from this star takes 4.4 years to reach Earth. The brightest star in the sky is our own Sun, which is only 8 light minutes away. The brightest star in the night sky is Sirius, which is about 8.6 light years away.

But those distances are just peanuts. For example, our galaxy, the Milky Way, is about 100,000 light years across. Distances go up a lot farther, but I want to zero in on just one light year. I’ll get back to that in just a sec.

One Astronomical Unit

The distance from Earth to the Sun varies during the year since the Earth’s orbit is an ellipse, not a perfect circle.

  • The greatest distance is called Aphelion, and is 94.5 million miles.
  • The least distance is called Perihelion, and is 91.4 million miles.

So far, so good. By the way, this unit is abbreviated as AU.

Put These Together

So how many AUs are in a light year? We’re going to get a range, since the size of 1 AU varies. Hauling out a calculator, we find the range is from about 62,206 to 64,316 AUs. An “average” number is 63,243 AUs. So one light year is roughly 63,000 times as far as the Earth is from the Sun.

Okay. Nothing to see here. So far.

Miles – Feet – Inches

From the very large, we lightly trip down to the fairly small.

  • One mile has 5,280 feet.
  • One foot has 12 inches.
  • Therefore, in one mile there are 12 x 5,280 or 63,360 inches.

63,360 inches.

Wait a sec …

Nah. These two things can’t possibly be related. Can they? Sure, the numbers aren’t exactly the same, but they don’t have to be. After all, the Astronomical Unit is variable. It’s really just a convenient yardstick for distances within the Solar System.

To be exact, though, we could find out the Earth-Sun distance by dividing the other way. We get an AU of 92.78 million miles. There’s nothing astronomically significant about this number, it just makes the last couple of significant digits match.

What is significant, though, is that it’s another pattern, this time between one light year in miles and one AU in inches. My Invisible Agents book is full of such patterns. There’s two and a half pages of them tallied in the back of the book. They all center around numbers that describe the Earth, the Moon, the temperature range of water, the human gestation period, the Sun, the other planets in the Solar System—even the distance to the center of our Galaxy. (There are more. Check out the book to see a lot more.)

The thesis of the book is that so many patterns between a small set of numbers can’t possibly be coincidences. It’s as if somebody erected a cosmic sign that says, “Kilroy was here.” Some conscious Agency designed all these objects—including us humans—for a reason.

“Kilroy is still here”

The number of Astronomical Units in a light year, in miles, shouldn’t be anywhere near the number of inches in one mile. Of course, if this was all there was to it, it could certainly be a coincidence. but there are so many patterns of similar numbers that arise they can’t all be coincidences.

So it’s the existence of these patterns that’s the real issue. Who created these patterns? Why?

Is it possible to get in contact with whoever this Agency or these Agents are? If there was, what would they tell us about our Universe and, most especially, about ourselves?

If you’re interested in these things, I hope you’ll check out the book.

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