Asteroid 1618, Dawn, was discovered on July 5, 1948 by EL Johnson at Johannesburg. It has a period of 4 years, 317 days and is 19.59 kilometers (12 1/6 miles) in diameter.

Johnson named this asteroid after his granddaughter.

The meaning of asteroid Dawn seems to be: dawn, the dawn or beginning of something, "a new day coming"

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