How Far is Comet 71P/Clark from Earth?
The distance of Comet 71P/Clark from Earth is currently 351,530,014 kilometers, equivalent to 2.349833 Astronomical Units. Light takes 19 minutes and 32.5779 seconds to travel from Comet 71P/Clark and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 71P/Clark 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 71P/Clark from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 71P/Clark to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 71P/Clark to Earth happens on Sun Jun 11 2017 at a distance of 0.58985995 Astronomical Units, or 88,241,793 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.