How Far is Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy from Earth?
The distance of Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy from Earth is currently 600,349,958 kilometers, equivalent to 4.013092 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 22.5519 seconds to travel from Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 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 118P/Shoemaker-Levy 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 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 118P/Shoemaker-Levy to Earth happens on Sat Dec 23 2028 at a distance of 0.87834651 Astronomical Units, or 131,398,768 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.