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How Far is Comet C/2020 K3 (Leonard) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2020 K3 (Leonard) from Earth is currently 499,435,173 kilometers, equivalent to 3.338518 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 45.9364 seconds to travel from Comet C/2020 K3 (Leonard) and arrive to us.

499,435,173
3.338518
27 minutes and 45.9364 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2020 K3 (Leonard) 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/2020 K3 (Leonard) 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/2020 K3 (Leonard) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2020 K3 (Leonard) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2020 K3 (Leonard) to Earth happens on Sun Jul 12 2020 at a distance of 1.32810656 Astronomical Units, or 198,681,914 kilometers:

Sun Jul 12 2020
198,681,914
1.328107

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

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