The Sun is 0.00001585 lightyears away from Earth. This is equal to about 8.333 lightminutes.
Light travels at the speed of approximately 186,000 miles per second. The Earth is approximately 93,000,000 miles from the Sun. To calculate how long it takes for light to travel from the Earth to the Sun, divide 93,000,000 by 186,000. The answer is 500 seconds. To convert to minutes, divide 500 seconds by 60 since there are 60 seconds in a minute. This gives the answer of 8.333 lightminutes. To convert 8.333 lightminutes to lightyears, divide 8.333 by 525,600 (which is 60 minutes x 24 hours x 365 days). This gives an answer of 0.00001585 lightyears.
The sun is about 8.31 Light Minutes away from earth. That's just down the road a piece in astronomical terms. The sunlight that warms you left the sun about 8.31 minutes before encountering
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Alpha Centauri is the closest star system to the Solar System, being only 1.34 parsecs, or 4.37 light years away from our Sun.
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About another 5 billion years worth.
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The sun is about 8.5 light minutes from Earth.
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