Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is currently in the constellation of Pisces. The current Right Ascension of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is 01h 18m 38s and the Declination is +21° 54’ 40” (topocentric coordinates computed for the selected location: Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]). The current magnitude of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is 19.41 (JPL).
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Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Position and Finder Charts
Below we provide Asteroid 3200 Phaethon finder charts showing where the object is right now in the sky with respect to the brightest stars. The first finder chart has a field of view of 50 degrees, while the second one has a field of view of 10 degrees. Click on each finder chart to access a full screen interactive Online Planetarium.
Higher precision deep sky finder chart, 60 arcmin wide, showing where Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is right now. Click on the image to see a more detailed fullscreen tracker view.
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Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Distance from Earth
The distance of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon from Earth is currently 379,163,845 kilometers, equivalent to 2.534554 Astronomical Units. Light takes 21 minutes and 4.7544 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 0.021740 Astronomical Units, or 3,252,305 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
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric 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||0.14014555 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2022-May-15 04:16:26
|Next perihelion transit||2023-Oct-20 19:20
|Argument of perihelion||peri||322.17473084333°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||265.22308812772°|
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.
|2023 Jan 29||01h 11m 52s||+22° 05’ 49”||19.34||Pisces|
|2023 Jan 30||01h 12m 44s||+22° 03’ 47”||19.35||Pisces|
|2023 Jan 31||01h 13m 39s||+22° 01’ 54”||19.36||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 01||01h 14m 32s||+22° 00’ 11”||19.37||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 02||01h 15m 29s||+21° 58’ 40”||19.38||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 03||01h 16m 24s||+21° 57’ 17”||19.39||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 04||01h 17m 21s||+21° 56’ 04”||19.40||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 05||01h 18m 19s||+21° 55’ 01”||19.41||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 06||01h 19m 17s||+21° 54’ 08”||19.42||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 07||01h 20m 16s||+21° 53’ 24”||19.43||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 08||01h 21m 15s||+21° 52’ 47”||19.43||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 09||01h 22m 15s||+21° 52’ 20”||19.44||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 10||01h 23m 17s||+21° 52’ 01”||19.45||Pisces|
|2023 Feb 11||01h 24m 18s||+21° 51’ 51”||19.46||Pisces|