How Far is Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma from Earth?
The distance of Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma from Earth is currently 1,044,608,640 kilometers, equivalent to 6.982777 Astronomical Units. Light takes 58 minutes and 4.4394 seconds to travel from Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma 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 38P/Stephan-Oterma from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma to Earth happens on Mon Dec 17 2018 at a distance of 0.76572688 Astronomical Units, or 114,551,111 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.