Orbital Elements

  • Epoch: 2459800.5 JD
  • Semi-major axis: 1.271 AU
  • Eccentricity: 0.8898
  • Inclination: 22.26 deg
  • Longitude of Ascending Node: 265.22 deg
  • Argument of Periapsis: 322.18 deg
  • Mean Anomaly: 59.0 deg

Physical Characteristics

  • Diameter: 6.25000 km
  • Magnitude: 14.40
  • Albedo: 0.1066
  • Spectral type (Tholen): F
  • Spectral type (SMASS): B

Shape Model Characteristics

At 2449658.0 JD:
  • Spin period in hours: 3.603958
  • Spin latitude: -39.0
  • Spin longitude: -39.0
  • Spin angle: 0.0
  • Quality level: -1.0

This shape model of asteroid Phaethon is provided by the DAMIT database from The Astronomical Institute of the Charles University in Prague, Czechia.

The model is rotated on its Z axis for the purpose of this visualization, which may not reflect actual rotation.