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How Far is Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from Earth is currently 2,626,777,067 kilometers, equivalent to 17.558920 Astronomical Units. Light takes 2 hours, 26 minutes and 1.9852 seconds to travel from Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) and arrive to us.

2,626,777,067
17.558920
2 hours, 26 minutes and 1.9852 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) 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 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) 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 C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) to Earth happens on Fri Sep 5 2014 at a distance of 0.89102369 Astronomical Units, or 133,295,247 kilometers:

Fri Sep 5 2014
133,295,247
0.891024

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

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