How Far is Comet 116P/Wild from Earth?
The distance of Comet 116P/Wild from Earth is currently 473,245,667 kilometers, equivalent to 3.163452 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 18.5776 seconds to travel from Comet 116P/Wild and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 116P/Wild 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 116P/Wild from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 116P/Wild to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 116P/Wild to Earth happens on Sun Apr 15 2085 at a distance of 0.52253435 Astronomical Units, or 78,170,026 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.