Your guide to the Solar System and the night sky
🌎 Location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]

How Far is Comet West (C/1975 V1-A) from Earth?

The distance of Comet West (C/1975 V1-A) from Earth is currently 10,583,455,748 kilometers, equivalent to 70.746032 Astronomical Units. Light takes 9 hours, 48 minutes and 22.6084 seconds to travel from Comet West (C/1975 V1-A) and arrive to us.

10,583,455,748
70.746032
9 hours, 48 minutes and 22.6084 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet West (C/1975 V1-A) 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 West (C/1975 V1-A) 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/1975 V1-A (West) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet West (C/1975 V1-A) to Earth

Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Comet West (C/1975 V1-A) to Earth happens on Sun Feb 29 1976 at a distance of 0.79418136 Astronomical Units, or 118,807,840 kilometers:

Sun Feb 29 1976
118,807,840
0.794181

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

See Also