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# Distance between sun and earth

150 million km
150,000,000 km to meters
150,000,000,000 metres (492,125,984,251 feet and 11.62 inches)

## Light travels at 299,792 kilometres per second.

Divide the distance to the Sun by the speed of light, which will give you the answer
in seconds:
150,000,000 * 299,792 = 500 seconds

## Divide 500 by 60 to convert seconds into minutes:

500 * 60 = 8.3 minutes

## What is the weight of earth?

As odd as it sounds, the weight of earth is exactly zero, because the earth is in orbit
around the sun, and as such, the earth is free falling around the sun. Any object in
free fall, and thus in orbit, is weightless, just as astronauts are weightless when in
orbit around the earth.

## Weight is a characteristic of an object as it relates to the gravitational field it is

resting in. You would have to take the earth to a much more massive world, like
Jupiter, and ignoring the difficulties caused by the gaseous make up of the planet,
put the earth on a rather large scale to see what the earth weighs there.

The mass of the earth is another matter. The mass of the earth is 5.9736×1024 kg, or

In fact, the weight of the earth is meaningless since on earth, weight is defined as the
gravitational force of attraction on a body at its surface.

Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the fifth largest:
orbit: 149,600,000 km (1.00 AU) from Sun
diameter: 12,756.3 km
mass: 5.972e24 kg

Earth's Satellite
Earth has only one natural satellite, the Moon. But

• thousands of small artificial satellites have also been placed in orbit around
the Earth.
• Asteroids 3753 Cruithne and 2002 AA29 have complicated orbital
relationships with the Earth; they're not really moons, the term
"companion" is being used. It is somewhat similar to the situation with
Saturn's moons Janus and Epimetheus.
• Lilith doesn't exist but it's an interesting story.