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