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How Far is Comet 71P/Clark from Earth?

The distance of Comet 71P/Clark from Earth is currently 815,650,107 kilometers, equivalent to 5.452284 Astronomical Units. Light takes 45 minutes and 20.7159 seconds to travel from Comet 71P/Clark and arrive to us.

815,650,107
5.452284
45 minutes and 20.7159 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 71P/Clark 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 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:

Sun Jun 11 2017
88,241,793
0.589860

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

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