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How Far is Comet Encke (2P/Encke) from Earth?

The distance of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) from Earth is currently 558,541,850 kilometers, equivalent to 3.733622 Astronomical Units. Light takes 31 minutes and 3.0951 seconds to travel from Comet Encke (2P/Encke) and arrive to us.

558,541,850
3.733622
31 minutes and 3.0951 seconds

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.

Distance of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) 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 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 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet Encke (2P/Encke) to Earth happens on Sat Jul 7 2063 at a distance of 0.19470391 Astronomical Units, or 29,127,290 kilometers:

Sat Jul 7 2063
29,127,290
0.194704

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

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