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How Far is Comet 209P/LINEAR from Earth?

The distance of Comet 209P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 844,972,130 kilometers, equivalent to 5.648290 Astronomical Units. Light takes 46 minutes and 58.5236 seconds to travel from Comet 209P/LINEAR and arrive to us.

844,972,130
5.648290
46 minutes and 58.5236 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 209P/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 209P/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 209P/LINEAR from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 209P/LINEAR to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 209P/LINEAR to Earth happens on Thu May 29 2014 at a distance of 0.05555087 Astronomical Units, or 8,310,292 kilometers:

Thu May 29 2014
8,310,292
0.055551

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

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