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 479,419,440 kilometers, equivalent to 3.204721 Astronomical Units. Light takes 26 minutes and 39.1711 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 0.02174017 Astronomical Units, or 3,252,283 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||0.14006517 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2020-Dec-07 14:19:30
|Argument of perihelion||peri||322.18670983306°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||265.21769588658°|
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.
|2020 Mar 22||01h 59m 11s||+23° 02’ 11”||19.49||Aries|
|2020 Mar 23||02h 00m 33s||+23° 06’ 07”||19.48||Aries|
|2020 Mar 24||02h 01m 57s||+23° 10’ 05”||19.48||Aries|
|2020 Mar 25||02h 03m 20s||+23° 14’ 07”||19.48||Aries|
|2020 Mar 26||02h 04m 44s||+23° 18’ 08”||19.48||Aries|
|2020 Mar 27||02h 06m 07s||+23° 22’ 13”||19.47||Aries|
|2020 Mar 28||02h 07m 32s||+23° 26’ 18”||19.47||Aries|
|2020 Mar 29||02h 08m 56s||+23° 30’ 25”||19.47||Aries|
|2020 Mar 30||02h 10m 20s||+23° 34’ 33”||19.46||Aries|
|2020 Mar 31||02h 11m 45s||+23° 38’ 44”||19.46||Aries|
|2020 Apr 01||02h 13m 10s||+23° 42’ 56”||19.46||Aries|
|2020 Apr 02||02h 14m 35s||+23° 47’ 08”||19.45||Aries|
|2020 Apr 03||02h 16m 00s||+23° 51’ 21”||19.45||Aries|
|2020 Apr 04||02h 17m 26s||+23° 55’ 36”||19.44||Aries|