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How Far is Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 from Earth?

The distance of Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 from Earth is currently 944,222,119 kilometers, equivalent to 6.311735 Astronomical Units. Light takes 52 minutes and 29.5860 seconds to travel from Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 and arrive to us.

944,222,119
6.311735
52 minutes and 29.5860 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 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 78P/Gehrels 2 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 78P/Gehrels 2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 78P/Gehrels 2 to Earth happens on Thu Dec 31 2026 at a distance of 1.55824523 Astronomical Units, or 233,110,168 kilometers:

Thu Dec 31 2026
233,110,168
1.558245

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

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