How Far is Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach from Earth?
The distance of Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach from Earth is currently 474,559,495 kilometers, equivalent to 3.172234 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 22.9601 seconds to travel from Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach 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 61P/Shajn-Schaldach from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach to Earth happens on Wed Oct 5 2050 at a distance of 1.03266814 Astronomical Units, or 154,484,955 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.