How Far is Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 from Earth?
The distance of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 from Earth is currently 687,187,103 kilometers, equivalent to 4.593562 Astronomical Units. Light takes 38 minutes and 12.2094 seconds to travel from Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 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 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 to Earth happens on Tue May 5 2093 at a distance of 0.09268636 Astronomical Units, or 13,865,682 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.