How Far is Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle from Earth?
The distance of Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle from Earth is currently 6,008,674,661 kilometers, equivalent to 40.165509 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 hours, 34 minutes and 2.7813 seconds to travel from Comet 109P/Swift-Tuttle and arrive to us.
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.
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:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.