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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 144,973,536 kilometers, equivalent to 0.969088 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 3.5797 seconds to travel from Comet 73P/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 and arrive to us.

144,973,536
0.969088
8 minutes and 3.5797 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 Wed Apr 15 2082 at a distance of 0.15660836 Astronomical Units, or 23,428,278 kilometers:

Wed Apr 15 2082
23,428,278
0.156608

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

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