Color Your World
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At 93 million miles (149,600,000 kilometers), the Sun is very far from Earth. If the Sun were the size of a basketball, and Earth the size of the head of a pin, the basketball and the pin would be separated by about 100 feet (30 meters).
Another way to understand the distance is to think of driving to the Sun in a car. If you drove at 60 mph (97 km/h), it would take 176 years to get there! Despite this distance it is our primary heat source for our weather.
Learn more about our weather in JetStream - An Online School for Weather.