# How Far is Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 896,127,237 kilometers, equivalent to 5.990241 Astronomical Units. Light takes 49 minutes and 49.1587 seconds to travel from Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2016 R2 (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.

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 R2 (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 R2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Sat Dec 23 2017 at a distance of 2.05401345 Astronomical Units, or 307,276,039 kilometers:

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