Comet C/2014 J1 (Catalina) is an object with a medium-length orbit that is highly inclined to the ecliptic plane of the solar system. NASA JPL has not classified Catalina as potentially hazardous because its orbit does not bring it close to Earth.
Catalina orbits the sun every 9,290 days (25.43 years), coming as close as 1.71 AU and reaching as far as 15.58 AU from the sun. Its orbit is highly elliptical.
Catalina's orbit is 0.71 AU from Earth's orbit at its closest point. This means that there is an very 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.
Catalina's orbit is determined by observations dating back to May 9, 2014. It was last officially observed on June 22, 2014. The IAU Minor Planet Center records 103 observations used to determine its orbit.
The position of C/2014 J1 (Catalina) 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.