92,960,000 Miles from Earth.
Explore #68 April 20th, 2009
Getting up a 3am to shoot these amazing dawns is the highlight of my week, but its funny to think that the light we see took eight minutes to reach us. I can easily spend eight minutes thinking about my next shot!
Thanks again to Matt for lending me his Cokin Tobacco filter for this shot.
- Canon 50D.
- ISO 100, f9, 1/15, 24mm.
- Canon 24-70 f/2.8 L lens.
- 100% off camera.
- Cokin Tobacco Grad.
- Borders and logo in Lightroom 2.2.
The Sun (Latin: Sol), a yellow dwarf, is the star at the center of the Solar System. The Earth and other matter (including other planets, asteroids, meteoroids, comets, and dust) orbit the Sun, which by itself accounts for about 98.6% of the Solar System's mass. The mean distance of the Sun from the Earth is approximately 149,600,000 kilometers, or 92,960,000 miles, and its light travels this distance in 8 minutes and 19 seconds. Energy from the Sun, in the form of sunlight, supports almost all life on Earth via photosynthesis, and drives the Earth's climate and weather.