How Far is Comet 217P/LINEAR from Earth?
The distance of Comet 217P/LINEAR from Earth is currently 1,072,664,628 kilometers, equivalent to 7.170320 Astronomical Units. Light takes 59 minutes and 38.0241 seconds to travel from Comet 217P/LINEAR and arrive to us.
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.
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 0.39623986 Astronomical Units, or 59,276,639 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.