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How Far is Comet C/2021 C3 (Catalina) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2021 C3 (Catalina) from Earth is currently 330,591,729 kilometers, equivalent to 2.209869 Astronomical Units. Light takes 18 minutes and 22.7353 seconds to travel from Comet C/2021 C3 (Catalina) and arrive to us.

330,591,729
2.209869
18 minutes and 22.7353 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2021 C3 (Catalina) 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/2021 C3 (Catalina) 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/2021 C3 (Catalina) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2021 C3 (Catalina) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2021 C3 (Catalina) to Earth happens on Sun Mar 14 2021 at a distance of 1.32509779 Astronomical Units, or 198,231,808 kilometers:

Sun Mar 14 2021
198,231,808
1.325098

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

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