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How Far is Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle from Earth?

The distance of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle from Earth is currently 5,969,773,029 kilometers, equivalent to 39.905468 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 hours, 31 minutes and 53.0194 seconds to travel from Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle and arrive to us.

5,969,773,029
39.905468
5 hours, 31 minutes and 53.0194 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle from Earth between January 2013 and December 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 109P/Swift-Tuttle from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle to Earth happens on Sun Feb 17 2013 at a distance of 32.76524303 Astronomical Units, or 4,901,610,600 kilometers:

Sun Feb 17 2013
4,901,610,600
32.765243

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

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