Asteroid 3271, Ul, an Amor object, was discovered on September 14, 1982 by Hans-Emil Schuster at La Silla. It has a period of 3 years, 17 days.

Ul was named for a figure from the mythology of the people of Vanuatu, Ul, the spirit of night and darkness, rival of Tortali, spirit of light.

Asteroid Ul's astrological meaning seems to be: darkness, the night, light compromised or uncertain.

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