It takes 8 minutes, 19 seconds for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth.
Yasmeen Jaber
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January 15, 2022
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It takes 8 minutes, 19 seconds for light to travel from the Sun to the Earth.

In space, light travels at 300,000 kilometers (186,000 miles) per second. Even at this breakneck speed, covering the 150 million odd kilometers (93 million miles) between us and the Sun takes considerable time. And eight minutes is still very little compared to the five and a half hours it takes for the Sun’s light to reach Pluto.

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