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How Far is Comet C/2020 K5 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2020 K5 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 589,856,243 kilometers, equivalent to 3.942945 Astronomical Units. Light takes 32 minutes and 47.5486 seconds to travel from Comet C/2020 K5 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

589,856,243
3.942945
32 minutes and 47.5486 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2020 K5 (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/2020 K5 (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/2020 K5 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2020 K5 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2020 K5 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Thu May 20 2021 at a distance of 1.55118493 Astronomical Units, or 232,053,963 kilometers:

Thu May 20 2021
232,053,963
1.551185

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

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