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How Far is Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 1,191,645,117 kilometers, equivalent to 7.965656 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 6 minutes and 14.9003 seconds to travel from Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

1,191,645,117
7.965656
1 hours, 6 minutes and 14.9003 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2016 M1 (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 M1 (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 M1 (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 M1 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2016 M1 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Mon Jun 25 2018 at a distance of 1.28876799 Astronomical Units, or 192,796,947 kilometers:

Mon Jun 25 2018
192,796,947
1.288768

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

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