How long does it take light to reach Earth?


The distance from the Earth to the Sun varies because the Earth's orbit about the Sun is elliptical. At it's closest, the distance is 91,402,000 miles and it's farthest distance it is 94,512,000 miles, which gives an average distance of 92,957,000 miles. Light travels at 186,282 miles per second, thus dividing the average distance by the speed of light gives 499.01225 seconds which is 8.3168708 minutes.
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The amount of time it takes for sunlight to reach the earth is about eight minutes. That's pretty fast considering that the sun is about 93 million miles away.
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