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How Far is Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Earth?

The distance of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Earth is currently 438,823,901 kilometers, equivalent to 2.933357 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 23.7590 seconds to travel from Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova and arrive to us.

438,823,901
2.933357
24 minutes and 23.7590 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova 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 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 45P/Honda-Mrkos-Pajdusakova to Earth happens on Sat Feb 11 2017 at a distance of 0.08331056 Astronomical Units, or 12,463,083 kilometers:

Sat Feb 11 2017
12,463,083
0.083311

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

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