How Far is Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) from Earth?
The distance of Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) from Earth is currently 4,954,637,260 kilometers, equivalent to 33.119704 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 hours, 35 minutes and 26.8909 seconds to travel from Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) and arrive to us.
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.
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 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Comet McNaught (C/2006 P1) to Earth happens on Mon Jan 15 2007 at a distance of 0.81790281 Astronomical Units, or 122,356,519 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.