Is mars closer to the sun or is earth?
Earth (3rd planet) is closer to the sun than Mars (4th planet).
The distance between Mars and Earth does vary, as they both orbit around the sun; they are much closer when they are both on the same side of the sun, than they are when they are on opposite sides of the sun. However, Mars will never actually be close to Earth. It doesn't get closer than about 56 million kilometers (35 million miles) away.
No. The orbit of Venus is closer to Earth's orbit than the orbit of Mars, by an average of 38 million kilometers (Venus 108 million km, Earth 150 million km, Mars 230 million km) Mars is only the closest planet to Earth when Venus is on the opposite side of the Sun from Earth and Mars is on the same side as Earth and Mars is not too far ahead or behind the Earth in…
Of the two planets, Venus is closer to the sun. It's closer than Mars. So is earth, for that matter. The closest planet to the sun is Mercury, then Venus, earth and Mars. A link is provided to the Wikipedia article on planets. You will be taken directly to the list, which is arranged from closest to farthest out. Among the two Mars is furthest. The furthest planet in the solar system in Neptune.