How Far is Asteroid 1566 Icarus from Earth?
The distance of Asteroid 1566 Icarus from Earth is currently 128,787,141 kilometers, equivalent to 0.860889 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 9.5877 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1566 Icarus and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1566 Icarus 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 1566 Icarus from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 1566 Icarus to Earth
Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 1566 Icarus to Earth happens on Sat Jun 15 1968 at a distance of 0.04255115 Astronomical Units, or 6,365,561 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.