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How Far is Asteroid 9 Metis from Earth?

The distance of Asteroid 9 Metis from Earth is currently 305,849,005 kilometers, equivalent to 2.044474 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 minutes and 0.2025 seconds to travel from Asteroid 9 Metis and arrive to us.

305,849,005
2.044474
17 minutes and 0.2025 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 9 Metis 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 Asteroid 9 Metis 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 9 Metis from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 9 Metis to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 9 Metis to Earth happens on Mon Dec 11 2034 at a distance of 1.11117452 Astronomical Units, or 166,229,342 kilometers:

Mon Dec 11 2034
166,229,342
1.111175

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

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