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How Far is Comet C/2020 K8 (Catalina-ATLAS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2020 K8 (Catalina-ATLAS) from Earth is currently 299,886,193 kilometers, equivalent to 2.004615 Astronomical Units. Light takes 16 minutes and 40.3127 seconds to travel from Comet C/2020 K8 (Catalina-ATLAS) and arrive to us.

299,886,193
2.004615
16 minutes and 40.3127 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2020 K8 (Catalina-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/2020 K8 (Catalina-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/2020 K8 (Catalina-ATLAS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2020 K8 (Catalina-ATLAS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2020 K8 (Catalina-ATLAS) to Earth happens on Fri Aug 14 2020 at a distance of 0.59770094 Astronomical Units, or 89,414,789 kilometers:

Fri Aug 14 2020
89,414,789
0.597701

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

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