How Far is Comet 126P/IRAS from Earth?
The distance of Comet 126P/IRAS from Earth is currently 469,728,555 kilometers, equivalent to 3.139941 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 6.8458 seconds to travel from Comet 126P/IRAS and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 126P/IRAS 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 126P/IRAS from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 126P/IRAS to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 126P/IRAS to Earth happens on Sun Sep 21 2036 at a distance of 0.78942537 Astronomical Units, or 118,096,354 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.