How Far is Comet 261P/Larson from Earth?
The distance of Comet 261P/Larson from Earth is currently 302,256,131 kilometers, equivalent to 2.020457 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 48.2179 seconds to travel from Comet 261P/Larson and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 261P/Larson 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 261P/Larson from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 261P/Larson to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 261P/Larson to Earth happens on Sun Sep 2 2091 at a distance of 1.06252560 Astronomical Units, or 158,951,568 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.