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How Far is Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 608,350,561 kilometers, equivalent to 4.066572 Astronomical Units. Light takes 33 minutes and 49.2390 seconds to travel from Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

608,350,561
4.066572
33 minutes and 49.2390 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2017 Y2 (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 Y2 (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 Y2 (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 Y2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2017 Y2 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Tue May 25 2021 at a distance of 3.89693887 Astronomical Units, or 582,973,759 kilometers:

Tue May 25 2021
582,973,759
3.896939

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

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