Asteroid 3279, Solon, was discovered on October 17, 1960 by C. J. van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar Observatory near Pauma Valley, California. It has a period of 3 years, 98 days.

It was named for Solon (flourished around 600 BCE), an Athenian lawgiver.


The meaning of asteroid Solon seems to be: wisdom, need to apply oneself to one's legacy, need to follow through or work hard.

The glyph for Solon is mine.

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