Second Moon is an artwork by Katie Paterson that tracks the cyclical journey of a fragment of the Moon as it circles the Earth, via airfreight courier, on a man-made commercial orbit.
Second Moon was launched in September 2013 from the British Science Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne, on a year-long airfreight journey finishing September 2014.
Second Moon orbits in an anti-clockwise direction across the UK, China, Australia and the USA. Travelling at approximately twice the speed of our Moon, Second Moon will orbit the Earth 30 times in one year.
Using the Second Moon App, Second Moon can be tracked in real time and visualised in relation to your location, the Moon’s location and the orbits of the other planets in our solar system.