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How Far is Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is currently 816,308,953 kilometers, equivalent to 5.456688 Astronomical Units. Light takes 45 minutes and 22.9136 seconds to travel from Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) and arrive to us.

816,308,953
5.456688
45 minutes and 22.9136 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) 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 Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) 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 P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet P/2017 P1 (PANSTARRS) to Earth happens on Fri Sep 7 2040 at a distance of 4.44527096 Astronomical Units, or 665,003,071 kilometers:

Fri Sep 7 2040
665,003,071
4.445271

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

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