# What is The Distance Between Earth and Sun?

The distance between the Earth and the Sun is 150.14 million km. It is one Astronomical Unit (AU). 1 AU is equivalent to 149,597,870.7 km or 92,955,807.3 miles. However, the precise distance varies on the basis of the position and elliptical orbit. As a result, Aphelion, the time when Earth is farthest from the Sun occurs in July 1st week. Similarly, Perihelion or the time when Earth is closest to the Sun occurs in January 1st week.

## Changes in Distance Between Earth and Sun

The distance between the Earth and the Sun varies. In January, Earth is closest to its star. The time is also called Perihelion. During this time, the space between the Earth and the Sun is around 91.4 million miles or 147.1 million km.

### Facts About Sun and Earth

The length between the Earth and the Sun is farthest in the middle of the year. This time is also known as Aphelion by NASA. During Aphelion the distance between these two solar bodies is 94.5 million miles or 152.1 million km.

Do note that the distance is not a determining factor of the seasons on Earth. The seasons, on the other hand, are determined by the Axis tilt.

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Summary

## What is The Distance Between Earth and Sun?

According to NASA data, the distance between the Earth and the Sun is 93 million miles or around 150.14 million kilometres. A Greek Astronomer, Aristarchus of Samos (310 B.C. to 230 B.C) was the first person to measure the distance between these two solar bodies.

## FAQs

What is the distance between the Earth and Sun?

150.14 million km is the average space between the Earth and the Sun. This data is provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

What is the distance between Sun & Earth called?

The length between the Earth and the Sun is called one Astronomical Unit. It is around  150 million kilometres.

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