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How Far is Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma from Earth?

The distance of Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma from Earth is currently 1,158,170,656 kilometers, equivalent to 7.741893 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 4 minutes and 23.2415 seconds to travel from Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma and arrive to us.

1,158,170,656
7.741893
1 hours, 4 minutes and 23.2415 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 38P/Stephan-Oterma 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 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:

Mon Dec 17 2018
114,551,111
0.765727

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

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