How Far is Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle from Earth?
The distance of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle from Earth is currently 2,489,952,691 kilometers, equivalent to 16.644306 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 18 minutes and 25.5882 seconds to travel from Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle 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 55P/Tempel-Tuttle from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle to Earth happens on Sun Jan 25 2065 at a distance of 0.40427017 Astronomical Units, or 60,477,956 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.