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How Far is Comet 46P/Wirtanen from Earth?

The distance of Comet 46P/Wirtanen from Earth is currently 654,170,468 kilometers, equivalent to 4.372859 Astronomical Units. Light takes 36 minutes and 22.0778 seconds to travel from Comet 46P/Wirtanen and arrive to us.

654,170,468
4.372859
36 minutes and 22.0778 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 1970 and January 1970

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 1970 and January 1970 the closest approach of Comet 46P/Wirtanen to Earth happens on Thu Jan 1 1970 at a distance of -0.12023933 Astronomical Units, or -17,987,547 kilometers:

Thu Jan 1 1970
-17,987,547
-0.120239

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

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