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How Far is Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) from Earth?

The distance of Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) from Earth is currently 6,994,392,988 kilometers, equivalent to 46.754629 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 28 minutes and 50.7837 seconds to travel from Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) and arrive to us.

6,994,392,988
46.754629
6 hours, 28 minutes and 50.7837 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) 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/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) from Earth between January 1900 and January 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/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) to Earth

Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Comet C/1996 B2 (Hyakutake) to Earth happens on Mon Mar 25 1996 at a distance of 0.10220419 Astronomical Units, or 15,289,529 kilometers:

Mon Mar 25 1996
15,289,529
0.102204

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

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