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How Far is Comet 261P/Larson from Earth?

The distance of Comet 261P/Larson from Earth is currently 572,779,918 kilometers, equivalent to 3.828797 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 50.5882 seconds to travel from Comet 261P/Larson and arrive to us.

572,779,918
3.828797
31 minutes and 50.5882 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 Sat Sep 1 2091 at a distance of 1.07248893 Astronomical Units, or 160,442,061 kilometers:

Sat Sep 1 2091
160,442,061
1.072489

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

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