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How Far is Comet 209P/LINEAR from Earth?

The distance of Comet 209P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 500,365,602 kilometers, equivalent to 3.344737 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 49.0400 seconds to travel from Comet 209P/LINEAR and arrive to us.

500,365,602
3.344737
27 minutes and 49.0400 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 0.05555074 Astronomical Units, or 8,310,272 kilometers:

Thu May 29 2014
8,310,272
0.055551

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

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