How Far is Comet 378P/McNaught from Earth?
The distance of Comet 378P/McNaught from Earth is currently 869,016,884 kilometers, equivalent to 5.809019 Astronomical Units. Light takes 48 minutes and 18.7283 seconds to travel from Comet 378P/McNaught and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 378P/McNaught 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 378P/McNaught from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 378P/McNaught to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 378P/McNaught to Earth happens on Fri Jul 11 2036 at a distance of 2.34004140 Astronomical Units, or 350,065,212 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.