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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 749,635,441 kilometers, equivalent to 5.011003 Astronomical Units. Light takes 41 minutes and 40.5147 seconds to travel from Comet P/2017 S5 (ATLAS) and arrive to us.

749,635,441
5.011003
41 minutes and 40.5147 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 1.19408982 Astronomical Units, or 178,633,295 kilometers:

Fri Sep 15 2045
178,633,295
1.194090

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

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