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How Far is Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 from Earth?

The distance of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 from Earth is currently 866,143,506 kilometers, equivalent to 5.789812 Astronomical Units. Light takes 48 minutes and 9.1437 seconds to travel from Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 and arrive to us.

866,143,506
5.789812
48 minutes and 9.1437 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 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 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 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 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 29P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 to Earth happens on Fri Oct 13 2034 at a distance of 4.72585997 Astronomical Units, or 706,978,590 kilometers:

Fri Oct 13 2034
706,978,590
4.725860

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

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