• Question: how long does the suns rays take to come to earth

    Asked by drakesgirlxx to Ben, Dave, Ed, Sam, Susana on 24 Jun 2013.
    • Photo: Sam Horrell

      Sam Horrell answered on 24 Jun 2013:

      It takes about 8 seconds for the rays to get to the Earth. So if ever we look at the sun (no directly that’s dancerous) we’re effectively seening a picture of it from 8 seconds ago.

    • Photo: David Briggs

      David Briggs answered on 24 Jun 2013:

      Just over 8 minutes.