# If it only takes 8 minutes for that light to reach the Earth, what took up most of the time? [closed]

If it only takes 8 minutes for that light to reach the Earth, what took up most of all that time to get to the Earth?

• Unclear what you're asking. If it takes you 8 minutes to drive from your house to the store, those 8 minutes are spent... driving from your house to the store. You don't teleport there instantly and sit outside in your car for 8 minutes before going in or something like that. – Nuclear Hoagie Jan 11 at 21:18
• @NuclearHoagie On the other side, if I am a tiny li'l photon, there would be no time, so able to teleport instantly (my reference frame). Best. – ilter Jan 11 at 22:27
• @iter, if you're a photon you don't have a reference frame. (Also you don't have an internet connection ;-) – James K Jan 11 at 22:39

• I often see comments saying that, pointing out a relation between the username of the person and the text they wrote. Your username is closely related to your answer. Google for site:stackexchange.com "username checks out" to see more :-) – Aaron F Jan 12 at 19:27