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How Far is Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 1,122,422,396 kilometers, equivalent to 7.502930 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 2 minutes and 23.9981 seconds to travel from Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

1,122,422,396
7.502930
1 hours, 2 minutes and 23.9981 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2016 Q2 (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 Q2 (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 Q2 (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 Q2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2016 Q2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Tue May 25 2021 at a distance of 6.80507818 Astronomical Units, or 1,018,025,208 kilometers:

Tue May 25 2021
1,018,025,208
6.805078

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

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