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How Far is The Sun from Earth?

The distance of The Sun from Earth is currently 148,480,900 kilometers, equivalent to 0.992534 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 15.2790 seconds to travel from The Sun and arrive to us.

148,480,900
0.992534
8 minutes and 15.2790 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 1900 and January 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 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of The Sun to Earth happens on Thu Jan 3 1901 at a distance of 0.98319152 Astronomical Units, or 147,083,358 kilometers:

Thu Jan 3 1901
147,083,358
0.983192

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

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