# How many light years away is the sun from earth?

Feb 24, 2016

$1.58 \times {10}^{-} 5$ light years

#### Explanation:

The distance between the Sun and Earth has a medium value of 1 AU which is 149597871 km. If we divide this by the light velocity (299792458 m/s) we will obtain:

$\frac{149597871 \times {10}^{3}}{299792458} = 499$ seconds=8 minutes and 19 seconds!

So the Sun is 8 light-minutes from the Earth.

Light-years is a unsuitable measure to use in the solar system.

The Sun-Earth distance is:

499/(365.25*24*3600)=1.58xx10^-5 light years!