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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.

302,256,131
2.020457
16 minutes and 48.2179 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 261P/Larson 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 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:

Sun Sep 2 2091
158,951,568
1.062526

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

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