How Far is Saturn from Earth?
The distance of Saturn from Earth is currently 1,472,311,120 kilometers, equivalent to 9.841792 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1 hours, 21 minutes and 51.1013 seconds to travel from Saturn and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Saturn 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 Saturn from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Saturn to Earth
Between January 1600 and December 2499 the closest approach of Saturn to Earth happens on Wed Dec 11 1619 at a distance of 8.01279747 Astronomical Units, or 1,198,697,442 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.