Solar Week - Ask a Question

Come here during Solar Week (next one: March 22-26, 2021) to interact. To post a question, click on your area of interest from the topics below, and then click on the "Ask New Question" button. Or EMAIL or tweet or plant in Answer Garden your question about the Sun or life as a scientist to us -- and watch for it to appear here.  You can also visit our FAQs (frequently asked questions). In between Solar Weeks in October and March, you can view all the archives here.

PrevPrev Go to previous topic
NextNext Go to next topic
Last Post 3/22/2013 9:54 AM by  Hazel Bain
 1 Replies
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages



3/22/2013 8:18 AM
    How far is the Sun from the Earth?

    Hazel Bain

    New Member

    New Member

    3/22/2013 9:54 AM
    The Sun is about 149 597 871 km or 92 955 807 miles away from the Earth. Because that number is so large and tricky to remember, astronomers use Astronomical Units. The Sun is one Astronomical Unit (AU) away from the Earth. It takes the light from the Sun around 8 minutes to reach us. Hazel
    You are not authorized to post a reply.

    Twitter Feed

    Scientist Leaderboard

    Name # of replies
    Multiverse skin is based on Greytness by Adammer