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How Far is Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from Earth?

The distance of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from Earth is currently 725,663,857 kilometers, equivalent to 4.850763 Astronomical Units. Light takes 40 minutes and 20.5541 seconds to travel from Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak and arrive to us.

725,663,857
4.850763
40 minutes and 20.5541 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak 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 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 41P/Tuttle-Giacobini-Kresak to Earth happens on Sat Apr 1 2017 at a distance of 0.14199630 Astronomical Units, or 21,242,345 kilometers:

Sat Apr 1 2017
21,242,345
0.141996

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

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