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How Far is Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 1,041,411,067 kilometers, equivalent to 6.961403 Astronomical Units. Light takes 57 minutes and 53.7734 seconds to travel from Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.

1,041,411,067
6.961403
57 minutes and 53.7734 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) 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/2018 L2 (ATLAS) 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/2018 L2 (ATLAS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2018 L2 (ATLAS) to Earth happens on Sun Jun 17 2018 at a distance of 1.95356591 Astronomical Units, or 292,249,301 kilometers:

Sun Jun 17 2018
292,249,301
1.953566

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

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