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How Far is Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) from Earth?

The distance of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) from Earth is currently 5,100,940,430 kilometers, equivalent to 34.097681 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 hours, 43 minutes and 34.9058 seconds to travel from Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) and arrive to us.

5,100,940,430
34.097681
4 hours, 43 minutes and 34.9058 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) 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 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) 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 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 1I/2017 U1 (Oumuamua) to Earth happens on Sun Oct 15 2017 at a distance of 0.16199103 Astronomical Units, or 24,233,513 kilometers:

Sun Oct 15 2017
24,233,513
0.161991

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

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