How Far is Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) from Earth?
The distance of Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) from Earth is currently 6,839,545,980 kilometers, equivalent to 45.719541 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 20 minutes and 14.2697 seconds to travel from Comet Hale-Bopp (C/1995 O1) and arrive to us.
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.
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:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.