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How Far is Comet C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 1,378,526,334 kilometers, equivalent to 9.214879 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 16 minutes and 38.2689 seconds to travel from Comet C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

1,378,526,334
9.214879
1 hours, 16 minutes and 38.2689 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2017 S3 (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 S3 (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 S3 (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 S3 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2017 S3 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Tue Aug 7 2018 at a distance of 0.75800575 Astronomical Units, or 113,396,047 kilometers:

Tue Aug 7 2018
113,396,047
0.758006

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

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