How Far is Comet 10P/Tempel from Earth?
The distance of Comet 10P/Tempel from Earth is currently 794,206,539 kilometers, equivalent to 5.308943 Astronomical Units. Light takes 44 minutes and 9.1879 seconds to travel from Comet 10P/Tempel and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 10P/Tempel 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 10P/Tempel from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 10P/Tempel to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 10P/Tempel to Earth happens on Tue Aug 4 2026 at a distance of 0.41448544 Astronomical Units, or 62,006,140 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.