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How Far is Comet 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR from Earth?

The distance of Comet 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR from Earth is currently 832,788,947 kilometers, equivalent to 5.566850 Astronomical Units. Light takes 46 minutes and 17.8849 seconds to travel from Comet 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR and arrive to us.

832,788,947
5.566850
46 minutes and 17.8849 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR 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 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR 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 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 146P/Shoemaker-LINEAR to Earth happens on Tue Oct 21 2081 at a distance of 0.56305911 Astronomical Units, or 84,232,444 kilometers:

Tue Oct 21 2081
84,232,444
0.563059

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

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