How Far is Pioneer 10 from Earth?
The distance of Pioneer 10 from Earth is currently 18,992,477,688 kilometers, equivalent to 126.956872 Astronomical Units. Light takes 17 hours, 35 minutes and 52.0864 seconds to travel from Pioneer 10 and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Pioneer 10 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 Pioneer 10 from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Pioneer 10 to Earth
Between January 2013 and January 2050 the closest approach of Pioneer 10 to Earth happens on Tue Jan 1 2013 at a distance of 106.50679495 Astronomical Units, or 15,933,189,771 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.