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How Far is Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 769,393,462 kilometers, equivalent to 5.143078 Astronomical Units. Light takes 42 minutes and 46.4203 seconds to travel from Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.

769,393,462
5.143078
42 minutes and 46.4203 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet C/2020 M3 (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 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 0.35840200 Astronomical Units, or 53,616,176 kilometers:

Sat Nov 14 2020
53,616,176
0.358402

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

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