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How Far is Comet C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 105,265,608 kilometers, equivalent to 0.703657 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 minutes and 51.1283 seconds to travel from Comet C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

105,265,608
0.703657
5 minutes and 51.1283 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) 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 O3 (PANSTARRS) 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 O3 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2021 O3 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Mon May 9 2022 at a distance of 0.60079820 Astronomical Units, or 89,878,131 kilometers:

Mon May 9 2022
89,878,131
0.600798

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

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