What is the distance of pluto from earth?

1 Answer
Mar 15, 2016

29.6 to 49.3 Astronomical Units.


The orbit of Pluto is highly eccentric. It's farthest distance from the sun is 49.3 AU (1 AU = #1.5*10^11# km). It's nearest distance from the sun is 29.6 AU.

Since the Earth is 1 AU away from the sun, Pluto is 50.3 AU away from Earth when it's farthest. When the Earth and Pluto are perfectly lined up with the Sun, their closest point is approximately 28.6 astronomical units.