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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.

469,728,555
3.139941
26 minutes and 6.8458 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 126P/IRAS 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 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:

Sun Sep 21 2036
118,096,354
0.789425

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

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