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How Far is Mars from Earth?

The distance of Mars from Earth is currently 321,842,099 kilometers, equivalent to 2.151382 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 53.5497 seconds to travel from Mars and arrive to us.

321,842,099
2.151382
17 minutes and 53.5497 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Mars 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 Mars 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 Mars from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Mars to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Mars to Earth happens on Mon Aug 31 2082 at a distance of 0.37356574 Astronomical Units, or 55,884,640 kilometers:

Mon Aug 31 2082
55,884,640
0.373566

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

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