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How Far is Comet Halley (1P/Halley) from Earth?

The distance of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) from Earth is currently 5,308,464,488 kilometers, equivalent to 35.484893 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 hours, 55 minutes and 7.1315 seconds to travel from Comet Halley (1P/Halley) and arrive to us.

5,308,464,488
35.484893
4 hours, 55 minutes and 7.1315 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) 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 Halley (1P/Halley) 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 Halley's Comet from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet Halley (1P/Halley) to Earth happens on Fri Jul 29 2061 at a distance of 0.47799017 Astronomical Units, or 71,506,311 kilometers:

Fri Jul 29 2061
71,506,311
0.477990

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

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