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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.

474,559,495
3.172234
26 minutes and 22.9601 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 Wed Oct 5 2050 at a distance of 1.03266814 Astronomical Units, or 154,484,955 kilometers:

Wed Oct 5 2050
154,484,955
1.032668

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

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