How Far is Comet 141P/Machholz 2 from Earth?
The distance of Comet 141P/Machholz 2 from Earth is currently 659,042,356 kilometers, equivalent to 4.405426 Astronomical Units. Light takes 36 minutes and 38.3287 seconds to travel from Comet 141P/Machholz 2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 141P/Machholz 2 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 141P/Machholz 2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 141P/Machholz 2 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 141P/Machholz 2 to Earth happens on Mon Dec 17 2057 at a distance of 0.12507272 Astronomical Units, or 18,710,613 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.