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How long does it take light to travel from the moon to Earth?
about 1.3 seconds
How long does it take light to travel from the Sun to Earth in seconds?
8 minutes and 20 seconds
Is the moon light minutes from Earth?
The moon is about 1.3 light-seconds away (240,000 miles). The sun is 8.3 light-minutes away (93,000,000 miles). A scale drawing is not as easily made here as it was for the Earth and moon above.
How fast is Earth going through space?
Earth’s spin, of course, is not the only motion we have in space. Our orbital speed around the sun is about 67,000 mph (107,000 km/h), according to Cornell.
What’s the fastest thing on earth?
Light—The Fastest Thing RecordedLight is undoubtedly the fastest thing in the universe. In a vacuum, light moves with a speed of 186,282.397 mps. If you moved at this speed around the equator, you would go round the earth about 7 times in one second.