Asteroid 12182, Storm, was discovered on October 27, 1973 by Freimut Borngen at Tautenburg, Thuringia, Germany. It has a period of 3 years, 254 days.

It was named for the prominent German writer Theodor Storm (1817-1888), a native of Husum, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany on the North Sea coast just south of the Danish border. He is known for his local-color prose and poetry about the rural North Sea coast of Germany where Husum is located; his best-known works are perhaps the novellas Immensee and The Rider on the White Horse. An attorney and local judge, he lived in Husum most of his life except when he had to move further south for a while when the region came under the control of Denmark and he was accused of being a Germanophile and lost his law license.

Theodor Storm

The meaning pf asteroid Storm, according to Henk Middelraad, seems to be what its name might suggest: storm.

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