Echeclus is a large asteroid with an orbit between Jupiter and Neptune. NASA JPL has not classified Echeclus as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Echeclus orbits the sun every 12,800 days (35.04 years), coming as close as 5.81 AU and reaching as far as 15.61 AU from the sun. Echeclus is about 59.0 kilometers in diameter, making it larger than 99% of asteroids, comparable in size to the U.S. state of Rhode Island.
The rotation of Echeclus has been observed. It completes a rotation on its axis every 26.80 hours.
Echeclus's orbit is 4.80 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an extremely wide berth between this asteroid and Earth at all times.
Orbital simulations conducted by NASA JPL's CNEOS do not show any close approaches to Earth.
Echeclus's orbit is determined by observations dating back to Sept. 23, 1979. It was last officially observed on Jan. 14, 2021. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 4,300 observations used to determine its orbit.
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