How Far is Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 from Earth?
The distance of Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 from Earth is currently 598,138,363 kilometers, equivalent to 3.998308 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 15.1748 seconds to travel from Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 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 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 135P/Shoemaker-Levy 8 to Earth happens on Sat May 28 2022 at a distance of 1.68600477 Astronomical Units, or 252,222,725 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.