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 142,128,306 kilometers, equivalent to 0.950069 Astronomical Units. Light takes 7 minutes and 54.0890 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 0.02173951 Astronomical Units, or 3,252,185 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 23:33 UTC (altitude: 87.7°)
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||0.13998112 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2019-Jul-02 23:52:01
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Dec-07 14:30
|Argument of perihelion||peri||322.18551132256°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||265.21623469403°|
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 Oct 14||02h 06m 28s||+51° 54’ 29”||16.79||Perseus|
|2019 Oct 15||02h 01m 41s||+51° 34’ 53”||16.79||Perseus|
|2019 Oct 16||01h 57m 00s||+51° 14’ 02”||16.79||Perseus|
|2019 Oct 17||01h 52m 23s||+50° 52’ 01”||16.79||Perseus|
|2019 Oct 18||01h 47m 53s||+50° 28’ 54”||16.79||Perseus|
|2019 Oct 19||01h 43m 27s||+50° 04’ 44”||16.79||Andromeda|
|2019 Oct 20||01h 39m 09s||+49° 39’ 32”||16.80||Andromeda|
|2019 Oct 21||01h 34m 57s||+49° 13’ 24”||16.80||Andromeda|
|2019 Oct 22||01h 30m 51s||+48° 46’ 23”||16.81||Andromeda|
|2019 Oct 23||01h 26m 53s||+48° 18’ 34”||16.82||Andromeda|
|2019 Oct 24||01h 23m 03s||+47° 50’ 00”||16.83||Andromeda|
|2019 Oct 25||01h 19m 19s||+47° 20’ 47”||16.84||Andromeda|
|2019 Oct 26||01h 15m 43s||+46° 50’ 57”||16.85||Andromeda|
|2019 Oct 27||01h 12m 15s||+46° 20’ 34”||16.86||Andromeda|