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How Far is Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) from Earth?

The distance of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) from Earth is currently 734,572,322 kilometers, equivalent to 4.910313 Astronomical Units. Light takes 40 minutes and 50.2695 seconds to travel from Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.

734,572,322
4.910313
40 minutes and 50.2695 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) 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 S5 (ATLAS) 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 S5 (ATLAS) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) to Earth

Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) to Earth happens on Fri Sep 15 2045 at a distance of 1.19409388 Astronomical Units, or 178,633,902 kilometers:

Fri Sep 15 2045
178,633,902
1.194094

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

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