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How Far is Comet 17P/Holmes from Earth?

The distance of Comet 17P/Holmes from Earth is currently 641,550,131 kilometers, equivalent to 4.288498 Astronomical Units. Light takes 35 minutes and 39.9809 seconds to travel from Comet 17P/Holmes and arrive to us.

641,550,131
4.288498
35 minutes and 39.9809 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 17P/Holmes 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 17P/Holmes 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 17P/Holmes from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 17P/Holmes to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 17P/Holmes to Earth happens on Thu Aug 20 2048 at a distance of 1.14600373 Astronomical Units, or 171,439,718 kilometers:

Thu Aug 20 2048
171,439,718
1.146004

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

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