How Far is Comet 81P/Wild 2 from Earth?
The distance of Comet 81P/Wild 2 from Earth is currently 728,305,030 kilometers, equivalent to 4.868418 Astronomical Units. Light takes 40 minutes and 29.3641 seconds to travel from Comet 81P/Wild 2 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 81P/Wild 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.
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 81P/Wild 2 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 81P/Wild 2 to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 81P/Wild 2 to Earth happens on Sun Apr 6 2042 at a distance of 0.65758946 Astronomical Units, or 98,373,984 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.