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How Far is Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) from Earth?

The distance of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) from Earth is currently 221,173,803 kilometers, equivalent to 1.478456 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 17.7564 seconds to travel from Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) and arrive to us.

221,173,803
1.478456
12 minutes and 17.7564 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) 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 Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) 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 6478 Gault from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 6478 Gault (1988 JC1) to Earth happens on Fri May 27 2072 at a distance of 0.98987053 Astronomical Units, or 148,082,523 kilometers:

Fri May 27 2072
148,082,523
0.989871

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

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