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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 231,558,800 kilometers, equivalent to 1.547875 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 52.3970 seconds to travel from Comet C/2020 M3 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.

231,558,800
1.547875
12 minutes and 52.3970 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 0.35840316 Astronomical Units, or 53,616,349 kilometers:

Sat Nov 14 2020
53,616,349
0.358403

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

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