How Far is Comet 88P/Howell from Earth?
The distance of Comet 88P/Howell from Earth is currently 580,402,031 kilometers, equivalent to 3.879748 Astronomical Units. Light takes 32 minutes and 16.0128 seconds to travel from Comet 88P/Howell and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 88P/Howell 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 88P/Howell from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 88P/Howell to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 88P/Howell to Earth happens on Mon Jun 2 2042 at a distance of 0.76615009 Astronomical Units, or 114,614,422 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.