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How Far is James Webb Space Telescope from Earth?

The distance of James Webb Space Telescope from Earth is currently 1,571,950 kilometers, equivalent to 0.010508 Astronomical Units. Light takes 5.2435 seconds to travel from James Webb Space Telescope and arrive to us.

1,571,950
0.010508
5.2435 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of James Webb Space Telescope 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 James Webb Space Telescope from Earth between December 2021 and May 2024

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 James Webb Space Telescope from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of James Webb Space Telescope to Earth

Between December 2021 and May 2024 the closest approach of James Webb Space Telescope to Earth happens on Sun Dec 26 2021 at a distance of 0.00089372 Astronomical Units, or 133,698 kilometers:

Sun Dec 26 2021
133,698
0.000894

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

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