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How Far is Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 from Earth?

The distance of Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 from Earth is currently 537,967,559 kilometers, equivalent to 3.596091 Astronomical Units. Light takes 29 minutes and 54.4666 seconds to travel from Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 and arrive to us.

537,967,559
3.596091
29 minutes and 54.4666 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 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 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 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 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 4 to Earth happens on Sat Dec 23 2028 at a distance of 0.87850236 Astronomical Units, or 131,422,083 kilometers:

Sat Dec 23 2028
131,422,083
0.878502

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

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