How would it take to get to the sun from earth?

1 Answer
Nov 9, 2016

At least #499# seconds (from the perspective of an external observer)


At the speed of light it would take an average of about #499# seconds to cover the distance between the Earth and the Sun, from the perspective of an external observer.

From the perspective of a traveller, if you could accelerate rapidly to close to the speed of light and decelerate as you approached the Sun, then the journey time would be somewhat less, due to relativistic effects.

If you instead travelled at a leisurely #1000# miles per hour, then it would take about #93000# hours which is about #10.6# years.