How Far is Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) from Earth?
The distance of Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 489,924,275 kilometers, equivalent to 3.274941 Astronomical Units. Light takes 27 minutes and 14.2115 seconds to travel from Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2020 M3 (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.
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 M3 (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 M3 (ATLAS) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) to Earth happens on Sat Nov 14 2020 at a distance of 0.35840202 Astronomical Units, or 53,616,179 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.