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How Far is Comet 96P/Machholz from Earth?

The distance of Comet 96P/Machholz from Earth is currently 991,484,933 kilometers, equivalent to 6.627667 Astronomical Units. Light takes 55 minutes and 7.2377 seconds to travel from Comet 96P/Machholz and arrive to us.

991,484,933
6.627667
55 minutes and 7.2377 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 96P/Machholz 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 96P/Machholz 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 96P/Machholz from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 96P/Machholz to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 96P/Machholz to Earth happens on Fri Jun 16 2028 at a distance of 0.31989666 Astronomical Units, or 47,855,859 kilometers:

Fri Jun 16 2028
47,855,859
0.319897

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

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