# What is the length around the sun?

The sun's diameter is usually listed as 865,000 miles ... hard to define, since the sun

is gas with no solid surface.

But accepting that figure for its diameter, the distance around the sun's equator is

865,000 pi = ** 2.717 million miles** (rounded)

That's about **11 times** the distance from Earth to the Moon
!

Inconceivable.

### Length of rotation around the sun?

the lenght of rotation around the sun for earth is 365.5 earth days ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That's actually incorrect. The actual length, in days, of the rotation of the Earth around the Sun is 365.24 days, which is why we have a leap year every four years, not every two.