How Far is Comet 51P/Harrington from Earth?
The distance of Comet 51P/Harrington from Earth is currently 117,268,875 kilometers, equivalent to 0.783894 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 minutes and 31.1669 seconds to travel from Comet 51P/Harrington and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 51P/Harrington 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.
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 51P/Harrington from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 51P/Harrington to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 51P/Harrington to Earth happens on Mon Sep 5 2022 at a distance of 0.72002314 Astronomical Units, or 107,713,928 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.