Hi all taking a very short diversion I happened onto this site on Phi and our solar system and although his numbers are a little too rounded and a tad suspect I did get some ideas ...
Here is a very interesting one I thought ...
As we know by now Earth is 149,598,261 km and Mercury is 57,909,050 km from The Sun on average and the ratio is for our purposes simply 31 / 12 or 2.583333333
Playing around with Phi I discovered or found this ...
2.58333333 to the power of 2.618034 = 11.998
2.58333333 to the power of 3.618034 = 30.994
2.58333333 is the ratio of the semi major axis' of Mercury at 1 and The Earth at 2.583333
2.58333333 = 31 / 12
Now I don't know about you but I find this absolutely fascinating !
As usual here is an image to clarify things. To the power of simply means like squared or cubed or to the 4th power. Here we are using the POWER OF PHI SQUARED AND PHI SQUARED +1
Wasn't Venus = 31 instead of Earth? Wouldn't Earth be at 39.37 inches? 12 inches + 39.38 inches +20.62 inches would be 6 feet. Making it so that sun to Earth is 1 meter, Earth to Mars is 1 cubit, Sun to Mercury is 1 foot
According to Wiki the closest approach of our Earth to The Sun is 147,095,000 kilometers
Now if we call Mercury 12 inches (OR ONE FOOT) Our Earth's Perihelion (closest approach) is in inches 147,095,000 / 57,909,050 then times 12 and we get ....
147,095,000 / 57,909,050 = 2.5401038352382 and times 12 is 30.481246023 inches and as we all know there are 30.48 inches in a meter (2.54 x 12) so now we can revise our diagram slightly and do this ... (30.48 / 30.481246023 = 0.99996 ! )
Cheers Don Barone
Not sure if you meant to say 30.48 Centimeters = 1 Foot