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How Far is Dwarf Planet Pluto from Earth?

The distance of Dwarf Planet Pluto from Earth is currently 5,147,099,820 kilometers, equivalent to 34.406237 Astronomical Units. Light takes 4 hours, 46 minutes and 8.8769 seconds to travel from Dwarf Planet Pluto and arrive to us.

5,147,099,820
34.406237
4 hours, 46 minutes and 8.8769 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of Dwarf Planet Pluto 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 Dwarf Planet Pluto from Earth between January 1900 and January 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 Pluto from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.

Closest approach of Dwarf Planet Pluto to Earth

Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of Dwarf Planet Pluto to Earth happens on Tue May 8 1990 at a distance of 28.68696098 Astronomical Units, or 4,291,508,288 kilometers:

Tue May 8 1990
4,291,508,288
28.686961

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

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