Pluto orbits the sun in 90,520 days, which translates to 248 years. Pluto has one of the most erratic and longest treks around the sun of all planets in the solar system. This tiny dwarf planet is the farthest from the sun and, therefore, takes much longer than closer planets do to complete the orbital process.
While most planets follow uniform and circular paths around the sun, Pluto has a much less precise orbital pattern. According to NASA, Pluto moves about the central sun in an egg-shaped pattern rather than that of a circle. It veers inwards towards the sun, reaching its closest point to the central celestial figure for several Earth years before moving away farther out into orbit. As it progresses through the galaxy, Pluto is joined in orbit by its moon, which is called Charon. These two celestial bodies remain together for the journey, sweeping far out into the galaxy as they continue a year’s long path around the sun. Pluto never makes direct contact with the sun or the other planets as it moves. Although their orbital paths may cross, planets maintain large distances from another and move at different speeds, which ensures that none are in the same place at the same time.