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How Far is Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 893,804,257 kilometers, equivalent to 5.974712 Astronomical Units. Light takes 49 minutes and 41.4101 seconds to travel from Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

893,804,257
5.974712
49 minutes and 41.4101 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2017 K2 (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/2017 K2 (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/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2017 K2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Thu Jul 14 2022 at a distance of 1.80789039 Astronomical Units, or 270,456,554 kilometers:

Thu Jul 14 2022
270,456,554
1.807890

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

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