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How Far is Asteroid 99942 Apophis from Earth?

The distance of Asteroid 99942 Apophis from Earth is currently 169,270,951 kilometers, equivalent to 1.131506 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 minutes and 24.6271 seconds to travel from Asteroid 99942 Apophis and arrive to us.

169,270,951
1.131506
9 minutes and 24.6271 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 99942 Apophis 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 Asteroid 99942 Apophis 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 99942 Apophis from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 99942 Apophis to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 99942 Apophis to Earth happens on Sat Apr 14 2029 at a distance of 0.00043719 Astronomical Units, or 65,403 kilometers:

Sat Apr 14 2029
65,403
0.000437

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

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