P2_1 I Need a Day Between Saturday and Sunday

Katie Hinchcliffe, Hannah Biddle, Josephine Mooney, Katie Golsby


In this paper, we investigate the changes that would need to be applied to the Earth’s orbit to create a three-day weekend. We have approached this by extending the distance between the Earth and the Sun, creating a longer year with more days whilst keeping the length of days the same. We have then calculated the orbital radius of the moon around the Earth at the time of an 8-day week, millions of years ago, to compare the moons current orbital radius we see today.

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