The length of time it takes to get to the Sun depends upon the speed of the object going to the Sun. The Sun is 92.956 million miles away.Know More
Apollo 10, the fastest manned spacecraft, traveled 24,790 mph. At that speed, it would take about 156 days to reach the Sun. The unmanned NASA New Horizon probe traveled away from the Earth on its path to Mars and beyond at 36,373 mph. If it travel to the Sun, it would have taken just over 106 days to reach it.
It takes light approximately 8 minutes and 20 seconds to travel from the Earth to the Sun.Learn more about Our Sun
Once the sun touches the horizon, it takes approximately 2 to 3 minutes to go below the horizon. This is dependent on several factors, including latitude, time of year and atmospheric thickness.Full Answer >
Mercury takes approximately 88 Earth days to orbit around the sun. A single day on Mercury is equal to approximately 59 days on Earth. Mercury is located approximately 36 millions miles away from the sun and has a thin atmosphere composed of oxygen, sodium, hydrogen, helium and potassium.Full Answer >
The sun has had multiple names over the centuries, including the French word "soleil," the Latin term "sol" from the ancient Romans and "helios" from the ancient Greeks. However, after Germany coined the term "sonne," the word translated into English became "sonne" and later just "sun," according to NASA.Full Answer >
If it were possible to drive from the Earth to the sun, the amount of time required for the journey is slightly more than 1.55 million hours at a rate of 60 mph. That is approximately 64,597 days or about 177 years.Full Answer >