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

The distance of Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 1,385,796,880 kilometers, equivalent to 9.263480 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 17 minutes and 2.5208 seconds to travel from Comet C/2016 R2 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

1,385,796,880
9.263480
1 hours, 17 minutes and 2.5208 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet C/2016 R2 (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 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 2.05400749 Astronomical Units, or 307,275,148 kilometers:

Sat Dec 23 2017
307,275,148
2.054007

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

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