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How Far is Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle from Earth?

The distance of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle from Earth is currently 2,686,785,953 kilometers, equivalent to 17.960055 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 29 minutes and 22.1533 seconds to travel from Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle and arrive to us.

2,686,785,953
17.960055
2 hours, 29 minutes and 22.1533 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 55P/Tempel-Tuttle 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 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 0.40427029 Astronomical Units, or 60,477,974 kilometers:

Sun Jan 25 2065
60,477,974
0.404270

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

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