How many miles is the sun from Earth?


On average, the sun is 92,960,000 miles from Earth. The Earth has an elliptical orbit, so this distance varies. At the closest point of its orbit, called perihelion, Earth is 91,000,000 miles from the sun. At aphelion, the furthest Earth gets from the sun, they are 91,402,500 miles apart.

Astronomers use the distance between the Earth and the Sun to measure distances between other astronomical objects. This distance is referred to as an astronomical unit, or an AU. If a person was to drive this distance in a car going 60 miles per hour, it would take almost 180 years.

Q&A Related to "How many miles is the sun from Earth?"
The sun has a mean distance from Earth of about 150 million kilometers (93 million miles).
On average, the distance between the earth and the sun is 93 million miles.
The sun is between 91 million miles and 94.5 million miles from the earth, depending on its rotation.
In terms of the speed of light, the distance between the Earth and Sun is. 1. /. 3. _light_minutes,8. 1. /. 3. light minutes, or about . 0.00001585 light-year.
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