How Far is Comet 78P/Gehrels from Earth?
The distance of Comet 78P/Gehrels from Earth is currently 658,102,137 kilometers, equivalent to 4.399141 Astronomical Units. Light takes 36 minutes and 35.1924 seconds to travel from Comet 78P/Gehrels and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 78P/Gehrels 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 78P/Gehrels from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 78P/Gehrels to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 78P/Gehrels to Earth happens on Thu Dec 31 2026 at a distance of 1.55824523 Astronomical Units, or 233,110,168 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.