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Comets » Comet 9P/Tempel

How Far is Comet 9P/Tempel from Earth?

The distance of Comet 9P/Tempel from Earth is currently 717,432,098 kilometers, equivalent to 4.795737 Astronomical Units. Light takes 39 minutes and 53.0959 seconds to travel from Comet 9P/Tempel and arrive to us.

717,432,098
4.795737
39 minutes and 53.0959 seconds

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

Closest approach of Comet 9P/Tempel to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet 9P/Tempel to Earth happens on Sat Jun 16 2040 at a distance of 0.94620637 Astronomical Units, or 141,550,459 kilometers:

Sat Jun 16 2040
141,550,459
0.946206

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

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