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How Far is The Sun from Earth?

The distance of The Sun from Earth is currently 149,150,054 kilometers, equivalent to 0.997007 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 17.5110 seconds to travel from The Sun and arrive to us.

149,150,054
0.997007
8 minutes and 17.5110 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of The Sun from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of The Sun from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of Sun from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of The Sun to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of The Sun to Earth happens on Sun Jan 5 2020 at a distance of 0.98324388 Astronomical Units, or 147,091,191 kilometers:

Sun Jan 5 2020
147,091,191
0.983244

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

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