How Far is Comet 199P/Shoemaker from Earth?
The distance of Comet 199P/Shoemaker from Earth is currently 305,088,587 kilometers, equivalent to 2.039391 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 57.6660 seconds to travel from Comet 199P/Shoemaker and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 199P/Shoemaker 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 199P/Shoemaker from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 199P/Shoemaker to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 199P/Shoemaker to Earth happens on Mon Jul 1 2080 at a distance of 1.90433939 Astronomical Units, or 284,885,118 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.