How Far is New Horizons from Earth?
The distance of New Horizons from Earth is currently 7,521,438,488 kilometers, equivalent to 50.277711 Astronomical Units. Light takes 6 hours, 58 minutes and 8.8182 seconds to travel from New Horizons and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of New Horizons 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 New Horizons from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of New Horizons to Earth
Between January 2013 and January 2025 the closest approach of New Horizons to Earth happens on Tue Jun 4 2013 at a distance of 25.55032736 Astronomical Units, or 3,822,274,576 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.