# How far is Pluto from the sun in light minutes? How is this calculated?

Feb 8, 2016

5.5 light-hours

#### Explanation:

Pluto is 5,906,376,272 km from the Sun. (It should vary very fast)

The light speed is 299 792 km/s

So you have to divide the distance by the velocity:

$\frac{5906376272}{299792} \approx 19700 s$

$19700 s \approx 328 \min \approx 5.5 h o u r s$