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How Far is Comet 17P/Holmes from Earth?

The distance of Comet 17P/Holmes from Earth is currently 441,292,243 kilometers, equivalent to 2.949856 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 31.9925 seconds to travel from Comet 17P/Holmes and arrive to us.

441,292,243
2.949856
24 minutes and 31.9925 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 1.14619302 Astronomical Units, or 171,468,036 kilometers:

Thu Aug 20 2048
171,468,036
1.146193

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

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