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How Far is Comet 46P/Wirtanen from Earth?

The distance of Comet 46P/Wirtanen from Earth is currently 500,656,748 kilometers, equivalent to 3.346684 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 50.0112 seconds to travel from Comet 46P/Wirtanen and arrive to us.

500,656,748
3.346684
27 minutes and 50.0112 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 46P/Wirtanen 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 46P/Wirtanen 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 46P/Wirtanen from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 46P/Wirtanen to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 46P/Wirtanen to Earth happens on Mon Dec 17 2018 at a distance of 0.07750887 Astronomical Units, or 11,595,162 kilometers:

Mon Dec 17 2018
11,595,162
0.077509

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

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