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How Far is Comet 217P/LINEAR from Earth?

The distance of Comet 217P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 901,792,581 kilometers, equivalent to 6.028111 Astronomical Units. Light takes 50 minutes and 8.0563 seconds to travel from Comet 217P/LINEAR and arrive to us.

901,792,581
6.028111
50 minutes and 8.0563 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 0.39624036 Astronomical Units, or 59,276,715 kilometers:

Tue Sep 8 2048
59,276,715
0.396240

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

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