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How Far is Comet C/2021 S3 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2021 S3 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 1,008,626,096 kilometers, equivalent to 6.742249 Astronomical Units. Light takes 56 minutes and 4.4145 seconds to travel from Comet C/2021 S3 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

1,008,626,096
6.742249
56 minutes and 4.4145 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2021 S3 (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 S3 (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 S3 (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 S3 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2021 S3 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Fri Mar 15 2024 at a distance of 1.29715039 Astronomical Units, or 194,050,936 kilometers:

Fri Mar 15 2024
194,050,936
1.297150

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

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