|Discovered by||Johann Palisa|
|Discovery date||9 February 1882|
|A899 EC, A919 AB|
|Main belt (Themis)|
|Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)|
|Uncertainty parameter 0|
|Observation arc||117.10 yr (42769 d)|
|Aphelion||3.5529 AU (531.51 Gm)|
|Perihelion||2.7296 AU (408.34 Gm)|
|3.1412 AU (469.92 Gm)|
|5.57 yr (2033.5 d)|
Average orbital speed
|0° 10m 37.308s / day|
|7.80 h (0.325 d)|
Lucia (minor planet designation: 222 Lucia) is a large Themistian asteroid. It was discovered by Johann Palisa on 9 February 1882 in Vienna and named after Lucia, daughter of Austro-Hungarian explorer Graf Wilczek.
This object is spectral C-type and is probably composed of primitive carbonaceous material. Based upon analysis of infrared spectra, it has a diameter of 59.8 ± 0.8 km. This object belongs to the Themis family, which was formed by the break-up of a larger parent body about a billion years ago.