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 not even 1 light year away. It is in fact about 8 "light minutes" away, which works out to about 0.000015 light years.
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The sun, in light years, is only 0.00001585 light years away. Thanks for using
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The average distance from the Earth to the Sun is 150 million km and 26000 light years. That is far!
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The other answers have all pertained exclusively to the question of how astronomers measure distance, so I will address first the issue of objects past 14 billion lightyears, then
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