Yash Nagdoniya Moradabad, India 135 Questions 24 Answers 0 Best Answers 164 Points View Profile 0 Yash Nagdoniya Asked: May 7, 20202020-05-07T08:51:30+05:30 2020-05-07T08:51:30+05:30In: Knowledge How far away is the sun? 0 How far away is the sun? Share Facebook 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Sanjeev Bhilai , India 4 Questions 1k Answers 0 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Sanjeev Added an answer on May 7, 2020 at 12:35 pm Hello! I wanted to provide a little background before I post the answer. Actually, this answer is more of an approximation. The Sun is by far the sky’s brightest night sky object because we are so close to it: between 91.5 – 94.5 million miles, depending on the time of year. All the other stars are much fainter because they are so far away. (Think about it this way: a light beam requires about 8.3 minutes to travel from the Sun to Earth. A light beam from Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Sun, requires about 4.2 years to reach Earth. Proxima Centauri is about 262,000 times farther away from us than the Sun.) 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Charu New Delhi, 602 Questions 2k Answers 4 Best Answers 2k Points View Profile Charu Added an answer on May 7, 2020 at 11:00 am The Sun is at an average distance of about 93,000,000 miles (150 million kilometers) away from Earth. It is so far away that light from the Sun, traveling at a speed of 186,000 miles (300,000 kilometers) per second, takes about 8 minutes to reach us. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerLeave an answerCancel reply Featured image Select file Browse Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.