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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.

687,187,103
4.593562
38 minutes and 12.2094 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 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 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:

Tue May 5 2093
13,865,682
0.092686

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

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