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How Far is Comet 20D/Westphal from Earth?

The distance of Comet 20D/Westphal from Earth is currently 3,957,279,789 kilometers, equivalent to 26.452782 Astronomical Units. Light takes 3 hours, 40 minutes and 0.0645 seconds to travel from Comet 20D/Westphal and arrive to us.

3,957,279,789
26.452782
3 hours, 40 minutes and 0.0645 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 20D/Westphal 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 20D/Westphal 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 20D/Westphal from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 20D/Westphal to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 20D/Westphal to Earth happens on Wed Apr 18 2096 at a distance of 2.06898790 Astronomical Units, or 309,516,185 kilometers:

Wed Apr 18 2096
309,516,185
2.068988

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

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