Oljato is a mid-sized asteroid whose orbit crosses the orbit of Earth. NASA JPL has classified Oljato as a "Potentially Hazardous Asteroid" due to its predicted close pass(es) with Earth.
Oljato orbits the sun every 1,170 days (3.20 years), coming as close as 0.62 AU and reaching as far as 3.72 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical. Oljato is about 1.8 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to Mount Everest.
The rotation of Oljato has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 26.00 hours.
Oljato's orbit is 0.00 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that its orbit is relatively close to Earth's orbit.
Oljato has 10 close approaches predicted in the coming decades:
|Date||Distance from Earth (km)||Velocity (km/s)|
|Dec. 16, 2040||14,946,148||23.280|
|May 30, 2044||19,279,628||16.517|
|Dec. 14, 2056||17,675,690||24.068|
|May 23, 2060||28,759,210||14.887|
|Dec. 17, 2072||12,699,300||22.788|
|May 28, 2076||23,013,395||15.853|
|Dec. 16, 2139||21,968,606||24.933|
|Jan. 11, 2175||29,401,063||14.809|
|June 19, 2178||14,671,825||23.199|
|Dec. 18, 2190||21,208,479||24.429|
Oljato's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Dec. 3, 1931. It was last officially observed on Nov. 17, 2020. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 1,038 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of Oljato is indicated by a ◯ pink circle. Note that the object may not be in your current field of view. Use the controls below to adjust position, location, and time.
The above comparison is an artistic rendering that uses available data on the diameter of Oljato to create an approximate landscape rendering with Mount Everest in the background. This approximation is built for full-resolution desktop browsers. Shape, color, and texture of asteroid are imagined.