A fragment of the Moon, couriered around the earth for one year.
'Second Moon' tracked the cyclical journey of a small fragment of the moon as it circles the Earth, via air freight courier, on a man made commercial orbit.
'Second Moon' launched from the British Science Festival in Newcastle upon Tyne on 8 September, on a year long journey from September 2013 to August 2014, that saw it moving in an anti clockwise direction across the UK, China, Australia and the USA. Orbiting at approximately twice the speed of our Moon, over one year Second Moon will orbited the Earth 30 times.
'Second Moon' was visualized through an App that tracked the lunar meteorite in relation to the user’s location, the Moon’s location and the orbits of the other planets in our solar system.
'Second Moon' was commissioned by Locus+ in partnership with Newcastle University and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. Supported by Arts Council England, Adelaide Festival, and Newcastle City Council. Produced by Locus+ with production support from Elmsly. App design by Fraser Muggeridge studios and Supermono.