Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Sky Charts and Coordinates
This is a simplified sky chart, showing where Asteroid 3200 Phaethon is now with respect to the brightest stars and constellations.
More advanced sky charts are available on TheSkyLive for this object: 1) the Online Planetarium which is interactive and allows to select dates and additional objects to visualize; and 2) the Live Position and Data Tracker which provides the highest precision position data and features deep sky imagery from the Digitized Sky Survey.
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Rise and Set Times
Today's Asteroid 3200 Phaethon rise, transit and set times from Greenwich, United Kingdom [change]. All times are relative to the Europe/London timezone.
Asteroid 3200 Phaethon Orbit Diagram
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 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 Apr 17||03h 18m 30s||+22° 17’ 00”||18.27||Aries|
|2019 Apr 18||03h 20m 21s||+22° 19’ 14”||18.25||Aries|
|2019 Apr 19||03h 22m 12s||+22° 21’ 28”||18.22||Aries|
|2019 Apr 20||03h 24m 05s||+22° 23’ 39”||18.19||Aries|
|2019 Apr 21||03h 25m 58s||+22° 25’ 50”||18.16||Aries|
|2019 Apr 22||03h 27m 52s||+22° 27’ 59”||18.13||Aries|
|2019 Apr 23||03h 29m 48s||+22° 30’ 06”||18.10||Taurus|
|2019 Apr 24||03h 31m 45s||+22° 32’ 11”||18.07||Taurus|
|2019 Apr 25||03h 33m 42s||+22° 34’ 13”||18.04||Taurus|
|2019 Apr 26||03h 35m 42s||+22° 36’ 14”||18.01||Taurus|
|2019 Apr 27||03h 37m 41s||+22° 38’ 12”||17.98||Taurus|
|2019 Apr 28||03h 39m 42s||+22° 40’ 06”||17.94||Taurus|
|2019 Apr 29||03h 41m 45s||+22° 41’ 58”||17.91||Taurus|
|2019 Apr 30||03h 43m 50s||+22° 43’ 48”||17.88||Taurus|
Distance of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon from Earth
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon from Earth as a function of time. Distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with a 2 days interval.
The reported distances might be inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 3200 Phaethon is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Light Curve of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon
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 Orbital Elements
The following table lists the orbital elements of Asteroid 3200 Phaethon at epoch 26 April 2019 00:00 UTC (JD: 2458600.5). Source: JPL Small-Body Database
|Perihelion distance||q||0.13998116 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Jul-02 23:52:01
|Argument of perihelion||peri||322.18550451881°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||265.21623684346°|
|Closest approach to Earth*||2093-Dec-14|
|Distance of closest approach*||0.02173963 AU
* NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed for the time interval between 2013-Jan-01 and 2100-Dec-31, with a sampling interval of 1 day.