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# How long does it take light to travel to the nearest star to us?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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It takes 4.243 years.

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### How long does it take for a ray of light to travel from the nearest star to the earth and what is this star called?

Our Sun is at a distance of 8 light-minutes. The next star outside our Solar System is Proxima Centauri, at a distance of 4.2 light-years.

### How long does it take light to travel from Alpha Centauri the nearest star to our sun to our solar system?

It takes 4.37 years.

### What is the equation for the travel time to the nearest star at the speed of light?

For example, if a star is at a distance of 5 light-years, it will take 5 years to travel there at the speed of light.

### How long would it take light to travel from the nearest star to us?

The nearest star to Earth is regarded as the Sun. The light from the Sun takes 8.3 minutes approximately, after calculating the distance of the Sun from Earth and the speed of light. It can be calculated by the formula: Time = Distance / Speed. If you mean the nearest star apart from the Sun, that is "Proxima Centauri". That light from that star takes about 4.22 years to reach us.

### How long does it take the light from the nearest star?

If you mean our nearest star the Sun - 8 minutes. If you mean Alpha Centuarus System - 4.2 years.

### Why isn't it possible for humans to travel to your nearest neighbor Alpha Centauri?

The nearest star is more than 4 light-years away, we do not have the technology to travel that far within a human lifetime.

### How long does it take light from our nearest star to reach us?

Several thousand years.

### How long to get to the nearest star other than the sun at 100 mph?

The nearest star apart from the sun is Proxima Centauri at 4.2 light years (24.7 trillion miles) away. Traveling at 100 mph it would take 28 million years to travel such a distance.

### How long would it take light to travel from the Sun to the nearest star?

approximately 4 years and 3 months (from proxima centauri)