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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 1,024,335,716 kilometers, equivalent to 6.847261 Astronomical Units. Light takes 56 minutes and 56.8162 seconds to travel from Comet C/2018 W1 (Catalina) and arrive to us.

1,024,335,716
6.847261
56 minutes and 56.8162 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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