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How Far is Comet 51P/Harrington from Earth?

The distance of Comet 51P/Harrington from Earth is currently 234,988,048 kilometers, equivalent to 1.570798 Astronomical Units. Light takes 13 minutes and 3.8358 seconds to travel from Comet 51P/Harrington and arrive to us.

234,988,048
1.570798
13 minutes and 3.8358 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 0.71996293 Astronomical Units, or 107,704,921 kilometers:

Mon Sep 5 2022
107,704,921
0.719963

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

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