• Question: how far is earth from the sun?

    Asked by gp1g to Adam, Sheila on 24 Mar 2011 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Adam Tuff

      Adam Tuff answered on 24 Mar 2011:

      The “cheat” answer is 1 astronomical unit (1AU) which we use as a measure of how far away other planets are (e.g. Jupiter is about 5 AU away from the sun). It’s about 92 million miles. The Earth’s orbit isn’t exactly cicular though – it’s ever so slightly eliptical (like an oval). We are sometimes a little closer, and sometimes a little further away – but this only changes by about 1%.

    • Photo: Sheila Kanani

      Sheila Kanani answered on 24 Mar 2011:

      1 Astronomical Unit from the Sun, or 149 598 000 kilometres 🙂