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How far does light travel from the Sun to the Planets?

  • "Light travels at a speed of 299,792 kilometers per second; 186,287 miles per second.
  • It takes 499.0 seconds for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth,
  • The Sun to the Earth distance is called 1 Astronomical Unit."

(courtesy, NASA Image Center)

 

NASA calculation table

courtesy, NASA Image Center

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