How Far is Asteroid 18 Melpomene from Earth?
The distance of Asteroid 18 Melpomene from Earth is currently 146,098,787 kilometers, equivalent to 0.976610 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 7.3331 seconds to travel from Asteroid 18 Melpomene and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 18 Melpomene 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 18 Melpomene from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 18 Melpomene to Earth
Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 18 Melpomene to Earth happens on Fri Sep 29 1922 at a distance of 0.80930606 Astronomical Units, or 121,070,463 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.