How Far is Comet 8P/Tuttle from Earth?
The distance of Comet 8P/Tuttle from Earth is currently 496,303,470 kilometers, equivalent to 3.317584 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 35.4902 seconds to travel from Comet 8P/Tuttle and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet 8P/Tuttle 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 8P/Tuttle from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet 8P/Tuttle to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 8P/Tuttle to Earth happens on Mon Dec 28 2048 at a distance of 0.17554788 Astronomical Units, or 26,261,589 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.