How Long Does It Take Sunlight To Reach The Earth?

"10 seconds"

"2 minutes"

"8 minutes "

"4.16 hours"

"24.9 hours"

+10  Views: 1789 Answers: 6 Posted: 11 years ago
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8 minuites, 8 .oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.1 In leap year,

Answer : If our sun suddenly shut down, we would not know about it for about eight minutes. The sun we look at is actually the sun as it was some eight minutes ago. This is because the light shining from the sun, traveling at about 186,000 miles a second, takes 500 seconds to travel across the millions of miles of space that separate us from the sun. On average, the Earth is 93 million miles away from the Sun. The speed of light in a vacuum is 300,000 km/s. This sunlight will sweep past Mercury in 3.22 minutes, Venus in 6.01 minutes, and reach Earth 8.32 minutes later. Neptune, the most distant planet, takes 4.16 hours for light to reach.

the sun is 93 million miles from the earth, and light travels 186,000 miles per second figger it out.

IamPamela313

<a href="/users/7787/juju24200002000/">@juju24200002000</a> - TU!!!

Vinny

Took the text right out of my fingers.. ;)

daren1

IF YOU COULD DRIVE AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT WOULD IT DO ANY GOOD TO PUT ON YOUR HEADLIGHTS

juju24200002000

8 Minutes is the correct answer.

If i remember at school i was told 8 & 1/4 minutes.

Not very long when the clouds move lol

It takes 8 minutes for a photon of light to get from the surface of the sun to your eye but what is much more incredible is it can take from between 100,000 years to 1,000,00 years for a photon of light to get from the sun's core to it's surface.Mad,eh !!!!

IamPamela313

<a href="/users/3131/fastbob72/">@fastbob72</a> - Correct - 8mins.

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