Ask an Explainer


How long does it take light from the sun to get to Earth?


The speed of light is approximately 1,079,000,000 kilometers/hour (670,600,000 miles/hour). On average, the Sun is 150 million kilometers (93 million miles) away from Earth. This means that it takes a photon of light about 8 minutes and 20 seconds to travel from the Sun to Earth.

Categories: Gravity & Air