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Denis12
2006-Feb-21, 08:20 PM
Where can i find the (actual) distance in AU of the earth to the sun? And all the other planets? Thanks.

antoniseb
2006-Feb-21, 08:29 PM
The Earth is about 1 AU from the Sun.
Did you try using Google?

aurora
2006-Feb-21, 08:31 PM
That is, in fact, the definition of an AU.

However, maybe you wanted to know the precise distance of the Earth at a given time. If so, try looking it up online.

Denis12
2006-Feb-21, 09:27 PM
That is, in fact, the definition of an AU.

However, maybe you wanted to know the precise distance of the Earth at a given time. If so, try looking it up online.
Yes that is what i am looking for ,but i cannot find. Hopefully somebody can help?

Swift
2006-Feb-21, 09:34 PM
Yes that is what i am looking for ,but i cannot find. Hopefully somebody can help?
Google on 'Earth Sun distance' (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Earth+Sun+distance)
The first few links should tell you everything you want to know.
Remember, Google is your friend.

Jorge
2006-Feb-21, 09:37 PM
The astronomical unit (AU or au or a.u. or sometimes ua) is a unit of distance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distance), approximately equal to the mean (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean) distance between Earth (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earth) and Sun (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun). The currently accepted value of the AU is 149 597 870 691 ± 30 metres (about 150 million kilometres or 93 million miles).


Wiki says:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astronomical_unit