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The Earth, Educational Facts About Our Planet

#8. It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth

 It takes 8 minutes and 20 seconds for light to travel from the sun to the earth (The Earth, Educational Facts About Our Planet)

Here’s the math. We orbit the Sun at a distance of about 150 million km. Light moves at 300,000
kilometers/second. Divide these and you get 500 seconds, or 8 minutes and 20 seconds. Source: universetoday.com

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