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How Far is Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 1,302,290,506 kilometers, equivalent to 8.705274 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 12 minutes and 23.9735 seconds to travel from Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

1,302,290,506
8.705274
1 hours, 12 minutes and 23.9735 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) 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/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) 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/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2016 A1 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Wed Jan 17 2018 at a distance of 4.39696637 Astronomical Units, or 657,776,807 kilometers:

Wed Jan 17 2018
657,776,807
4.396966

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

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