Author: dutch minott What is the distance between the center of the Milky Way and our Sun? Response #: 1 of 1 Author: hawley The Milky Way has a radius of about 15 kpc, and the Sun is about 10 kpc from the center. A "kpc" is a kilo-parsec. One parsec is 3.26 light years or 3.086 x 10^18 cm. I leave the awesome mathematical challenge of converting to miles (or kilometers) as an exercise for the reader.