Shortest Distance from Planets to Earth

What is the shortest distance from earth to Mars?

Answer:
The minimum distance is approximately 54,500,000 km (34 million miles).

 

 

 

 

The farthest the Earth ever gets from the Sun is 152 million kilometers and the
nearest Mars ever gets to the Sun is 207 million kilometers. So Earth and Mars could, very rarely, be a little less than 55 million kilometers (34 million miles) apart, when they are directly in line with the Sun. The closest recent distance was in 2003, when they were 56 million kilometers at closest approach.

 

What is the distance from Venus to earth?

 

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The distance between Venus and Earth varies depending on where the two planets are in their orbits. At their closest, the gap between them is 38 million kilometers, and at their furthest, 261 million kilometers.
It varies by the orbital position of the two planets. The average is about 26 million miles and the closest is about 24 million miles.

 

 

 

 

Earth's orbit averages 149 million kilometers (93 million miles) from the Sun.
Venus has an orbit of about 108 million kilometers (67 million miles) from the Sun.

The closest approach of about 39.5 million kilometers (23.6 million miles) would be with Venus at its farthest from the Sun and Earth at its closest. This is a rare occurrence.
When Venus lies between the Earth and the Sun, a position known as "inferior conjunction", it makes the closest approach to Earth of any planet, lying at a distance of 41 million km during inferior conjunction.

At 'superior conjunction' (when Venus is on the opposite side of the Sun and not visible to us) she is about 264 million kilometers from the Earth.

 

Distance from Mercury to Earth?

 

 

 

 

 

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Mercury is an average distance of 48 million miles (77 million km) from Earth.

The distance from Mercury to the Earth varies greatly as both planets orbit the Sun. At its closest approach, Mercury is about 77 million kilometers (48 million miles) from Earth; at its furthest, about 222 million kilometers (138 million miles). As I write this (13 October 2007), the distance is nearer to the lower end of the range, as Mercury will be at inferior conjunction in just ten days' time.
 

Answer:

Mercury is about 57 million miles from Earth, at the closest point in its orbit.

In Astronomical Units (AU).

0.61290107 AU.

48 million miles on average

distance from Earth to Uranus in km/miles/AU/light hours
Distance Kilometers Miles AU Light Hours
Average Distance 2.88 billion 1.79 billion 19.2 2.66
Current Distance
(June 2013)
3.03 billion 1.88 billion 20.31 2.82
Maximum Distance 3.16 billion 1.96 billion 21.1 2.93
Minimum Distance 2.58 billion 1.60 billion 17.3 2.39

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What was the closest distance between Saturn and Earth?
 
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Thanks for your great question. Just a few weeks ago, the planet Mars was closer to the Earth than it has been in 60,000 years — maybe you saw it as the brightest thing in the sky besides the moon.

Naturally, you might wonder how close the other planets get to earth, as well, and why the planets get closer and farther away at all.
To find the closest distance between Saturn and Earth, we have to understand the orbit of each planet around the sun. Although we usually think of planets traveling in circles around the sun, they actually travel in an ellipse where the sun isn't exactly in the center. You can draw a perfect ellipse yourself. Place a loop of string around two pins stuck through a piece of paper into a pice of cardboard. Use a pencil to keep the loop taut. If you move the pencil carefully, it should trace out an ellipse. The pushpins are located at the 'foci' of the ellipse, which are two very special points. If the two 'foci' are at the same point, then you draw a circle. (So circles are a special kind of ellipse, just as squares are a special type of rectangle.) The sun is at the foci of planet orbits, which are always ellipses. The fact that all repeating orbits are ellipses is a very cool feature of the force of gravity and was discovered by a physicist named Johannes Kepler in 1609!

Now to figure out how close Saturn gets to earth, we can figure out how far each of their orbits is away from the sun, and subtract the two. We can give a very rough approximation by assuming the orbits ARE circles and subtracting the average distances from the sun: Earth is 1 Astronomical Unit from the sun, which is about 150,000,000 kilometers, while Saturn is about 9.5 AU, or 1,425,000,000 km away, which makes Saturn approximately 1,300,000,000 km from Earth. But if you pay attention to the fact that the orbits are elliptical, then sometimes Saturn will be farther away from the sun while earth is closer, and vice versa, so the distance between Saturn and Earth changes, or oscillates, over time. So to find the closest approach, and when that happened, we have to do some hefty calculations using the actual orbital paths of the planets.

The answer is that on December 17th of last year (2002), Saturn got to within 1,200,000,000 km (750,000,000 miles) of Earth. When Saturn is that close, it is brighter than all other stars except for Sirius and Canopus, so you can see it really well with a telescope. (The maximum distance between the two planets is nearly 1.7 billion km.) At Saturns closest position to Earth, Saturn and the sun were on opposite sides of the Earth. Known as opposition, the situation takes place about every 13 months. But the last one was the closet in three decades because Saturn happened to be making its closest approach to the sun in its lopsided orbit.

If you are interested in seeing the orbits of the planets and how they change, you can visit NASA's solar system website:
http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/academy/space/solarsystem/solarsystemjava.html
It's pretty cool.

 

distance from Earth to Uranus in km/miles/AU/light hours
Distance Kilometers Miles AU Light Hours
Average Distance 2.88 billion 1.79 billion 19.2 2.66
Current Distance
(June 2013)
3.03 billion 1.88 billion 20.31 2.82
Maximum Distance 3.16 billion 1.96 billion 21.1 2.93
Minimum Distance 2.58 billion 1.60 billion 17.3 2.39

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distance from Earth to Uranus in km/miles/AU/light hours
Distance Kilometers Miles AU Light Hours
Average Distance 2.88 billion 1.79 billion 19.2 2.66
Current Distance
(June 2013)
3.03 billion 1.88 billion 20.31 2.82
Maximum Distance 3.16 billion 1.96 billion 21.1 2.93
Minimum Distance 2.58 billion 1.60 billion 17.3 2.39

 

distance from Earth to Uranus and other planets
Average Distance from Earth to kilometers and miles
Moon 384403 km (239,200 miles)
Sun 149.6 million km (93 million miles)
Mercury 155 million km
Venus 170 million km
Mars 253 million km
Jupiter 787 million km
Saturn 1.43 billion km
Uranus 2.88 billion km
Nuptune 4.5 billion km
Pluto 6.09 billion km
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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distance from Earth to Uranus in km/miles/AU/light hours
Distance Kilometers Miles AU Light Hours
Average Distance 2.88 billion 1.79 billion 19.2 2.66
Current Distance
(June 2013)
3.03 billion 1.88 billion 20.31 2.82
Maximum Distance 3.16 billion 1.96 billion 21.1 2.93
Minimum Distance 2.58 billion 1.60 billion 17.3 2.39

 

distance from Earth to Uranus and other planets
Average Distance from Earth to kilometers and miles
Moon 384403 km (239,200 miles)
Sun 149.6 million km (93 million miles)
Mercury 155 million km
Venus 170 million km
Mars 253 million km
Jupiter 787 million km
Saturn 1.43 billion km
Uranus 2.88 billion km
Nuptune 4.5 billion km
Pluto 6.09 billion km
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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distance from Earth to Uranus in km/miles/AU/light hours
Distance Kilometers Miles AU Light Hours
Average Distance 2.88 billion 1.79 billion 19.2 2.66
Current Distance
(June 2013)
3.03 billion 1.88 billion 20.31 2.82
Maximum Distance 3.16 billion 1.96 billion 21.1 2.93
Minimum Distance 2.58 billion 1.60 billion 17.3 2.39

 

distance from Earth to Uranus and other planets
Average Distance from Earth to kilometers and miles
Moon 384403 km (239,200 miles)
Sun 149.6 million km (93 million miles)
Mercury 155 million km
Venus 170 million km
Mars 253 million km
Jupiter 787 million km
Saturn 1.43 billion km
Uranus 2.88 billion km
Nuptune 4.5 billion km
Pluto 6.09 billion km
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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distance from Earth to Uranus in km/miles/AU/light hours
Distance Kilometers Miles AU Light Hours
Average Distance 2.88 billion 1.79 billion 19.2 2.66
Current Distance
(June 2013)
3.03 billion 1.88 billion 20.31 2.82
Maximum Distance 3.16 billion 1.96 billion 21.1 2.93
Minimum Distance 2.58 billion 1.60 billion 17.3 2.39

 

distance from Earth to Uranus and other planets
Average Distance from Earth to kilometers and miles
Moon 384403 km (239,200 miles)
Sun 149.6 million km (93 million miles)
Mercury 155 million km
Venus 170 million km
Mars 253 million km
Jupiter 787 million km
Saturn 1.43 billion km
Uranus 2.88 billion km
Nuptune 4.5 billion km
Pluto 6.09 billion km
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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distance from Earth to Uranus in km/miles/AU/light hours
Distance Kilometers Miles AU Light Hours
Average Distance 2.88 billion 1.79 billion 19.2 2.66
Current Distance
(June 2013)
3.03 billion 1.88 billion 20.31 2.82
Maximum Distance 3.16 billion 1.96 billion 21.1 2.93
Minimum Distance 2.58 billion 1.60 billion 17.3 2.39

 

distance from Earth to Uranus and other planets
Average Distance from Earth to kilometers and miles
Moon 384403 km (239,200 miles)
Sun 149.6 million km (93 million miles)
Mercury 155 million km
Venus 170 million km
Mars 253 million km
Jupiter 787 million km
Saturn 1.43 billion km
Uranus 2.88 billion km
Nuptune 4.5 billion km
Pluto 6.09 billion km
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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distance from Earth to Uranus in km/miles/AU/light hours
Distance Kilometers Miles AU Light Hours
Average Distance 2.88 billion 1.79 billion 19.2 2.66
Current Distance
(June 2013)
3.03 billion 1.88 billion 20.31 2.82
Maximum Distance 3.16 billion 1.96 billion 21.1 2.93
Minimum Distance 2.58 billion 1.60 billion 17.3 2.39

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How Far Is Uranus from Earth?

 

 

 

 

 

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The closest that planet Uranus can get to earth is about 2.57 billion km. This is when Uranus is at its closest point to Earth, the three objects are lined up with the Sun, Earth and Uranus. When earth and Uranus are located at opposite sides of the sun, the distance becomes 3.15 billion km.

How far is Neptune from Earth?

 

 

 

 

 
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The distance varies between 4.3 and 4.7 billion kilometers. Neptune is about 30 times farther from the Sun than Earth, and is the outermost of the 8 major planets.

When the Earth is on the same side of the sun as Neptune, the distance to Neptune is shorter than the distance when the Earth is on the opposite side of the sun from Neptune. The distance also changes because both planets revolve round the sun in ellipses, so their distance from the Sun varies. The distance of the Earth from the Sun varies from about 147.1 million kilometers to 152.1 million kilometers. The distance of Neptune from the Sun varies from 4.45 billion km to 4.55 billion km.

Therefore if the earth was on the opposite side of the sun from Neptune, at its maximum distance from the Sun, and Neptune was also at its maximum distance from the sun, the maximum distance of Neptune from Earth would be 4702 million km (or 4.702 billion km).

If the earth was on the same side of the Sun as Neptune, at its maximum distance from the Sun (ie its nearest distance to Neptune) and Neptune was also at its minimum distance from the sun (ie, its nearest distance to earth), the minimum distance of Neptune from Earth would be 4298 million km (or 4.298 billion km). This is a variation of about 9%.

The average distance is 4564 million km or 4.564 billion kilometers (2.835 billion miles).

How far is Jupiter from Earth?

Because both planets travel in an elliptical path around the sun, Jupiter's distance from Earth is constantly changing. When the two planets are at their closest point, the distance to Jupiter is only 365 million miles (588 million kilometers). From its closest point, Jupiter shines so brightly that even Venus dims in comparison. At its farthest, the gas giant lies 601 million miles (968 million km) away.

 

 

Jupiter takes 11.86 Earth-years to complete one orbit of the sun. As Earth travels around the sun, it catches up with Jupiter once every 398.9 days, causing the gas giant to appear to travel backwards in the night sky. This retrograde motion caused a number of problems to the original, sun-centric (or "Copernican") models of the solar system, whose perfect circles did not account for the apparent loop Jupiter and other planets made. It was not until Johannes Kepler determined that planets traveled in elliptical paths rather than circular ones that the problem was clarified.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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