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In how many seconds does the light from the sun takes to reach the earth?
1. 300 seconds
2. 120 seconds
3. 500 seconds
4. 360 seconds

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 500 seconds

The Correct Answer is Option 3 i.e 500 seconds.

  • Sun:
    • It is in the center of the Solar System.
    • It is the nearest star to the Earth.
    • It is an ultimate source of energy for life on Earth.
    • It is composed of 71% Hydrogen, 26.5% Helium, and 2.5% other elements.
    • Hydrogen and Helium are the main gases present in the Sun.
    • The surface temperature of the Sun is about 5778 K.
    • The outer layer of the sun's atmosphere made up of thin hot gases is called Corona.
    • The sun is about 150 million km away from Earth.
    • Light at the speed of 3,00,000 km per second takes about 8 minutes and 20 seconds (500 seconds) to reach the Earth from the Sun. 

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