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How Far is Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from Earth?

The distance of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 from Earth is currently 480,211,314 kilometers, equivalent to 3.210014 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 41.8125 seconds to travel from Comet 9P/Tempel 1 and arrive to us.

480,211,314
3.210014
26 minutes and 41.8125 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 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 9P/Tempel 1 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 9P/Tempel 1 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 9P/Tempel 1 to Earth happens on Sat Jun 16 2040 at a distance of 0.94635929 Astronomical Units, or 141,573,335 kilometers:

Sat Jun 16 2040
141,573,335
0.946359

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

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