# How close is the nearest star to earth in km?

Jan 15, 2016

Distance to Proxima-Cenaturi = 3.995 x ${10}^{13}$ km

#### Explanation:

Sun is the Nearest Star to us at a distance of 149 million km at an average given the elliptical orbit.

The Star closest to the Sun-Proxima-Centauri is 4.25 Light-Years away.

1 Light-Year = 9.4 x ${10}^{12}$ km

Distance to Proxima-Centauri = 4.25 x 9.4 x ${10}^{12}$

Distance to Proxima-Cenaturi = 3.995 x ${10}^{13}$ km