Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Position
Simplified sky chart showing where Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars and constellations (see fuillscreen Online Planetarium)
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Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Distance
The distance of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon from Earth is currently 150,517,609 kilometers, equivalent to 1.006148 Astronomical Units. Light takes 8 minutes and 22.0727 seconds to travel from Asteroid 3200 Phaethon and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon 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 3200 Phaethon from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon to Earth happens on Mon Dec 14 2093 at a distance of 0.02173903 Astronomical Units, or 3,252,113 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon, according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon rise and set times
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is circumpolar and transits at 07:12 UTC (altitude: 85.0°)
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon touches the horizon, consideting the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmoshpere conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||0.13998113 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Jul-02 23:52:01
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Dec-07 14:30
|Argument of perihelion||peri||322.1855105468°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||265.21623490123°|
Visualization of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 3200 Phaethon in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2019 Aug 12||05h 08m 50s||+44° 30’ 46”||16.80||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 13||05h 08m 03s||+44° 45’ 45”||16.82||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 14||05h 07m 17s||+45° 00’ 41”||16.84||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 15||05h 06m 29s||+45° 15’ 33”||16.86||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 16||05h 05m 39s||+45° 30’ 24”||16.87||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 17||05h 04m 49s||+45° 45’ 14”||16.89||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 18||05h 03m 56s||+46° 00’ 02”||16.90||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 19||05h 03m 02s||+46° 14’ 48”||16.92||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 20||05h 02m 08s||+46° 29’ 35”||16.93||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 21||05h 01m 09s||+46° 44’ 21”||16.94||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 22||05h 00m 10s||+46° 59’ 07”||16.96||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 23||04h 59m 07s||+47° 13’ 51”||16.97||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 24||04h 58m 00s||+47° 28’ 37”||16.98||Auriga|
|2019 Aug 25||04h 56m 52s||+47° 43’ 23”||16.98||Auriga|