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How Far is Comet 51P/Harrington from Earth?

The distance of Comet 51P/Harrington from Earth is currently 863,548,944 kilometers, equivalent to 5.772468 Astronomical Units. Light takes 48 minutes and 0.4892 seconds to travel from Comet 51P/Harrington and arrive to us.

863,548,944
5.772468
48 minutes and 0.4892 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 51P/Harrington 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 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 0.71996295 Astronomical Units, or 107,704,924 kilometers:

Mon Sep 5 2022
107,704,924
0.719963

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

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