In terms of light years, how far is Jupiter away from the sun?

1 Answer
Jan 12, 2016

Jupiter is 43.2 light minutes from the sun.


A light year is the distance light travels in one year, or 9,461,000,000,000 km. That's about 63,241 times farther than the Earth-sun distance, called an AU (Astronomical Unit).
Jupiter is 5.2 AU from the sun, and light takes 43.2 minutes to travel that distance.
So to answer the original question, Jupiter is 43.2 min/1 yr = .000082137278 light years.