# What is the distance between the earth and sun in light minutes?

Dec 11, 2015

About $8$.

#### Explanation:

Light travels at $\text{299,792,458 m/s}$, so $\text{299.792.458 km/s}$.
The distance between Earth and the Sun is, on average, $\text{149,597,870.691 km}$.
$\text{149,597,870.691"/"299,792.458" = "499.004 seconds" = "8.316 minutes}$