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How Far is Comet C/2021 Y1 (ATLAS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/2021 Y1 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 587,675,658 kilometers, equivalent to 3.928369 Astronomical Units. Light takes 32 minutes and 40.2750 seconds to travel from Comet C/2021 Y1 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.

587,675,658
3.928369
32 minutes and 40.2750 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/2021 Y1 (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 Y1 (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 Y1 (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 Y1 (ATLAS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/2021 Y1 (ATLAS) to Earth happens on Tue Dec 13 2022 at a distance of 1.68841659 Astronomical Units, or 252,583,527 kilometers:

Tue Dec 13 2022
252,583,527
1.688417

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

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