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How Far is Comet 217P/LINEAR from Earth?

The distance of Comet 217P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 1,005,308,836 kilometers, equivalent to 6.720074 Astronomical Units. Light takes 55 minutes and 53.3493 seconds to travel from Comet 217P/LINEAR and arrive to us.

1,005,308,836
6.720074
55 minutes and 53.3493 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 217P/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 217P/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 217P/LINEAR from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 217P/LINEAR to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 217P/LINEAR to Earth happens on Tue Sep 8 2048 at a distance of 0.39624004 Astronomical Units, or 59,276,666 kilometers:

Tue Sep 8 2048
59,276,666
0.396240

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

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