At 2pm on 8 September 2013, a new moon will begin a year‐long orbit of the Earth, to be launched as part of the British Science Festival 2013. Second Moon is the creation of artist Katie Paterson.
This particular moon’s orbit will, however, be man‐made. A freight courier will collect the carefully
packaged fragment of lunar rock from the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle upon Tyne and
transport it anti‐clockwise across the UK, China, Australia and the USA at approximately twice the speed
of our Moon: over one year, Second Moon will orbit the earth 30 times.
A (free) app will become the real time portal to the geographies and topographies of the lunar meteorite’s journey, allowing the public to track its journey and visualise it in relation to the user’s location, the Moon’s location and the orbits of the other planets in our solar system.
Viewers can also watch Second Moon’s progress on iPads and via projections in various public locations across the world, including Newcastle’s Great North Museum: Hancock.
For more information visit www.secondmoon.org.uk