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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 281,833,672 kilometers, equivalent to 1.883942 Astronomical Units. Light takes 15 minutes and 40.0959 seconds to travel from Comet C/2021 K1 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.

281,833,672
1.883942
15 minutes and 40.0959 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 Sun Aug 16 2065 at a distance of 1.47588924 Astronomical Units, or 220,789,888 kilometers:

Sun Aug 16 2065
220,789,888
1.475889

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

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