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Comets » Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach

How Far is Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach from Earth?

The distance of Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach from Earth is currently 416,756,155 kilometers, equivalent to 2.785843 Astronomical Units. Light takes 23 minutes and 10.1489 seconds to travel from Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach and arrive to us.

416,756,155
2.785843
23 minutes and 10.1489 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 61P/Shajn-Schaldach 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 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 Thu Oct 6 2050 at a distance of 1.03252959 Astronomical Units, or 154,464,228 kilometers:

Thu Oct 6 2050
154,464,228
1.032530

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

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