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How Far is Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina) from Earth is currently 768,408,917 kilometers, equivalent to 5.136496 Astronomical Units. Light takes 42 minutes and 43.1363 seconds to travel from Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina) and arrive to us.

768,408,917
5.136496
42 minutes and 43.1363 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina) 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 W1 (Catalina) 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 W1 (Catalina) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina) to Earth happens on Tue Dec 11 2018 at a distance of 1.65146468 Astronomical Units, or 247,055,601 kilometers:

Tue Dec 11 2018
247,055,601
1.651465

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

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