Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Position
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Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Distance
The distance of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon from Earth is currently 225,637,700 kilometers, equivalent to 1.508295 Astronomical Units. Light takes 12 minutes and 32.6464 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 0.02173963 Astronomical Units, or 3,252,203 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, 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||0.13998115 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Jul-02 23:52:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||322.18550401021°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||265.21623780232°|
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 Jun 11||05h 38m 38s||+22° 01’ 19”||15.49||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 12||05h 42m 26s||+21° 54’ 38”||15.40||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 13||05h 46m 20s||+21° 47’ 27”||15.31||Taurus|
|2019 Jun 14||05h 50m 21s||+21° 39’ 47”||15.21||Orion|
|2019 Jun 15||05h 54m 25s||+21° 31’ 33”||15.12||Orion|
|2019 Jun 16||05h 58m 36s||+21° 22’ 47”||15.02||Orion|
|2019 Jun 17||06h 02m 53s||+21° 13’ 27”||14.92||Orion|
|2019 Jun 18||06h 07m 18s||+21° 03’ 30”||14.81||Orion|
|2019 Jun 19||06h 11m 48s||+20° 52’ 58”||14.70||Orion|
|2019 Jun 20||06h 16m 26s||+20° 41’ 48”||14.59||Orion|
|2019 Jun 21||06h 21m 11s||+20° 30’ 01”||14.47||Gemini|
|2019 Jun 22||06h 26m 03s||+20° 17’ 39”||14.34||Gemini|
|2019 Jun 23||06h 31m 05s||+20° 04’ 45”||14.21||Gemini|
|2019 Jun 24||06h 36m 12s||+19° 51’ 27”||14.07||Gemini|