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How Far is Comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf from Earth?

The distance of Comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf from Earth is currently 4,875,019,002 kilometers, equivalent to 32.587489 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 hours, 31 minutes and 1.3130 seconds to travel from Comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf and arrive to us.

4,875,019,002
32.587489
4 hours, 31 minutes and 1.3130 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf 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 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf 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 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 23P/Brorsen-Metcalf to Earth happens on Tue Jun 10 2059 at a distance of 1.48516675 Astronomical Units, or 222,177,784 kilometers:

Tue Jun 10 2059
222,177,784
1.485167

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

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