How Far is Comet Encke (2P/Encke) from Earth?
The distance of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) from Earth is currently 448,804,166 kilometers, equivalent to 3.000071 Astronomical Units. Light takes 24 minutes and 57.0496 seconds to travel from Comet Encke (2P/Encke) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) 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 Encke's Comet from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) to Earth
Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) to Earth happens on Sat Jul 5 1997 at a distance of 0.19025054 Astronomical Units, or 28,461,076 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.