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How Far is Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) from Earth?

The distance of Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) from Earth is currently 6,509,275,343 kilometers, equivalent to 43.511818 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 1 minutes and 52.6054 seconds to travel from Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) and arrive to us.

6,509,275,343
43.511818
6 hours, 1 minutes and 52.6054 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) 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 Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) 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/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) to Earth

Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) to Earth happens on Sat Mar 22 1997 at a distance of 1.31520449 Astronomical Units, or 196,751,791 kilometers:

Sat Mar 22 1997
196,751,791
1.315204

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

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