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How Far is Comet C/2021 K1 (ATLAS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2021 K1 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 815,085,780 kilometers, equivalent to 5.448512 Astronomical Units. Light takes 45 minutes and 18.8335 seconds to travel from Comet C/2021 K1 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.

815,085,780
5.448512
45 minutes and 18.8335 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2021 K1 (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/2021 K1 (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/2021 K1 (ATLAS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2021 K1 (ATLAS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2021 K1 (ATLAS) to Earth happens on Sat Aug 15 2065 at a distance of 1.47742035 Astronomical Units, or 221,018,939 kilometers:

Sat Aug 15 2065
221,018,939
1.477420

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

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