Asteroid or space rock 336698 Melbourne circles the Sun every five and a half years between the paths of Mars and Jupiter. German amateur astronomer Erwin Schwab discovered the asteroid on 5 February 2010 using a remotely operated telescope. Today it is at its closest to Earth for the year at a distance of 330 million km.
The path of the asteroid 336698 Melbourne around the Sun with its current position indicated. Diagram Nick Lomb