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74821994 1994 PC1 Asteroid

1994 PC1 is an asteroid, a large rock that orbits the Sun mainly between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. They tend to be an irregular shaped but Ceres asteroid is known to be spherical in shape but because it doesn't clear its path round the Sun, it is only a dwarf planet. A close approach will occur on 2022 Jan 18 when it will get to within 0.0132 A.U. Its orbit takes 1.56 years to travel round the Sun.

The absolute magnitude of the object is 16.8 which is the brightness of the object. A higher absolute magnitude means that the object is faint whereas a very low number means it is very bright.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 1.346, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The approximate diameter of 1994 PC1 is 1900 km.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which 1994 PC1 orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 33.5 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.328, it is the degree at which 1994 PC1 orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

1994 PC1 Facts

Date of Closest Approach2022 Jan 18
Distance on Closest Approach0.0132 A.U.
Orbital Period1.56
Absolute Magnitude16.8
Semi-Major Axis1.346
Approx. Diameter1900
Orbital Inclination33.5
Orbital Eccentricity0.328

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