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How long will it take for travelling from the Earth to the Sun? What is the distance between them?

- Paul (26.1.2001)

The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is 149,600,000 km.

The time required to travel from the Earth to the Sun depends on the transport you are on. The followings are some of the interesting examples :

Walking (4 km/hr) 4270 years
By car (100 km/hr) 170 years
By plane (800 km/hr) 21 years
By Voyager 1 (60,000 km/hr) 3.5 months

CHAN Ki-hung
Asst. Curator, Hong Kong Space Museum
19.2.2001