It’s possible to reach out and touch the mini-moon…if not the actual moon.
At least in a picture, with a clear view from earth and the right angle.
I figured that today (following my post about physics) would be a good day to share news about 2020 CD-3. You you may or may not have heard about it, but that is the official name for the mini-moon currently in earth’s orbit.
It was discovered on February 15th by observers from Catalina Sky Survey in Arizona last month.
Do you think it is coincidence that they saw it the same day that the Anteres rocket was launched, which is set on a course to meet the space station? Maybe a bunch of people were just looking more closely that day. It wasn’t even that much darker, with the full moon happening about a week prior.
They were just curious, as usual, I’m sure.
Though I guess it’s possible, that someone else might have seen it and just not thought anything of it. Who, as a casual star gazer would think that the earth could have a second moon? Not I, for sure, though I do think its just a little bit fun. Inspiring to think discovery is still possible, don’t you think? If you want to look – keep looking – you never know what you might find.
~ Dawn aka Hat Girl