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How Far is Mercury from Earth?

The distance of Mercury from Earth is currently 190,203,968 kilometers, equivalent to 1.271435 Astronomical Units. Light takes 10 minutes and 34.4521 seconds to travel from Mercury and arrive to us.

190,203,968
1.271435
10 minutes and 34.4521 seconds

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

Closest approach of Mercury to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Mercury to Earth happens on Sun May 31 2015 at a distance of 0.54903598 Astronomical Units, or 82,134,613 kilometers:

Sun May 31 2015
82,134,613
0.549036

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

See Also

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