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Comets » Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1)

How Far is Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) from Earth?

The distance of Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) from Earth is currently 5,587,759,499 kilometers, equivalent to 37.351865 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5 hours, 10 minutes and 38.7594 seconds to travel from Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) and arrive to us.

5,587,759,499
37.351865
5 hours, 10 minutes and 38.7594 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) 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 McNaught (C/2006 P1) 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/2006 P1 (McNaught) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) to Earth happens on Sun May 19 2013 at a distance of 18.31311061 Astronomical Units, or 2,739,602,358 kilometers:

Sun May 19 2013
2,739,602,358
18.313111

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

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