How Far is The Sun from Earth?
The distance of The Sun from Earth is currently 151,748,078 kilometers, equivalent to 1.014373 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 26.1771 seconds to travel from The Sun and arrive to us.
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.
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 1600 and December 2499 the closest approach of The Sun to Earth happens on Tue Dec 27 1605 at a distance of 0.98305911 Astronomical Units, or 147,063,549 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.