The sky over Athens, Greece, 6/21/-1158,

as computed by John Walker's Home Planet program.

The orbital elements for the fictitious comet 'Phaethon' are based on the real Earth approaching object Oljato, which is thought to be an inactive comet.


Orbital elements:


Number Name : Comet 'Phaethon'
Mean anomaly: 8.667953
Arg. perihelion: 94.31133
Long. node: 72.93695
Inclination: 5.016057
Eccentricity: 0.730421
Semimajor axis: 2.175264
Epoch (MJD): 48992.20

Compare with:


Number Name : 2201 Oljato
Mean anomaly: 8.667953
Arg. perihelion: 95.92833
Long. node: 76.91195
Inclination: 2.516057
Eccentricity: 0.711021
Semimajor axis: 2.175264
Epoch (MJD): 49001



02:45 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .005AU
Altitude: Comet = 1.972, Sun = -2.076
Azimuth: Comet = -127.099 up, Sun = -121.866 set


03:45 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .004AU
Altitude: Comet = 11.895, Sun = 8.416
Azimuth: Comet = -118.648 up, Sun = -112.917 up


04:45 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .004AU
Altitude: Comet = 22.527, Sun = 19.606
Azimuth: Comet = -110.960 up, Sun = -104.612 up


05:45 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .003AU
Altitude: Comet = 33.710, Sun = 31.220
Azimuth: Comet = -103.634 up, Sun = -96.384 up


06:45 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .003AU
Altitude: Comet = 45.197, Sun = 43.027
Azimuth: Comet = -96.122 up, Sun = -87.427 up


07:45 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .002AU
Altitude: Comet = 56.748, Sun = 54.716
Azimuth: Comet = -87.464 up, Sun = -76.252 up


08:45 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .002AU
Altitude: Comet = 67.985, Sun = 65.672
Azimuth: Comet = -75.156 up, Sun = -59.151 up


09:45 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .001AU
Altitude: Comet = 77.718, Sun = 73.861
Azimuth: Comet = -49.884 up, Sun = -26.057 up


10:45 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .000AU
Altitude: Comet = 81.170, Sun = 73.959
Azimuth: Comet = +3.251 up, Sun = +25.216 up


11:15 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .000AU
Altitude: Comet = 79.964, Sun = 70.532
Azimuth: Comet = 0.299 transit, Sun = +44.985 up


11:30 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .000AU
Altitude: Comet = 71.164, Sun = 68.308
Azimuth: Comet = -43.409 up, Sun = +52.489 up


11:35 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .000AU
Altitude: Comet = 56.074, Sun = 67.521
Azimuth: Comet = -59.340 up, Sun = +54.685 up


11:40 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .000AU
Altitude: Comet = 21.051, Sun = 66.709
Azimuth: Comet = -70.835 up, Sun = +56.762 up


11:42 AM UTC

Earth-comet distance .000AU
Altitude: Comet = 3.492, Sun = 66.384
Azimuth: Comet = -74.202 up, Sun = +57.549 up


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