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Discovery of new “half-moon” orbiting Earth and orbiting continuously for 1,500 years | Arab weather

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Weather in Arabia – A new study suggests that there is a new moon, or at least a crescent moon, orbiting the Earth, and it will continue to rotate for 1,500 years.

It is always wonderful to realize that we do not travel alone in this vast space, and that even though these companions are not fully traveling with us, they are not moons, but rather semi-moons traveling in an orbit. Uniting the Sun and the Earth, today we see a new half moon passing a short time on our journey

The “quasi-moon”, named “2023 FW13”, was discovered by experts using the “PEN-STARS” telescope on top of the Haleakala volcano in Hawaii, and is one of the few known “quasi-moons”.

Experts believe that the new “Crescent Moon” has been closest to Earth since 100 BC, and may have been around 3,700 AD. Direct science Science.

what is that half moon?

A “quasi-moon” is a space rock that orbits Earth but is more gravitationally bound to the Sun than to Earth. This object is called “quasi” because of this gravitational interaction with the Sun rather than the Earth.

It should be noted that the half moon “2023 FW13” Not the first, but another “half moon” was seen “469219 Kamooalewa” In 2016. At the time, it was believed to be the smallest and closest known satellite.

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The “pen-stars” observatory in Hawaii observed the “half moon” called “2023 FW13” for the first time on March 28. The official discovery was made on April 1 after additional observations from the Canada France Hawaii Telescope on Mauna Kea and observatories at Kitt Peak and Mount Lemon.

An example is an asteroid orbiting the Sun with Earth, as does a newly classified half-moon (Image credit: Zoonar GmbH / Alamy Stock Photo)

2023 FW is small, no bigger than a four- or five-story building.

From our planet’s point of view, it orbits us at an average distance of 26.9 million kilometers (16.7 million miles), but it is not a moon. The reason this object and other half-moons enjoy eccentric orbits is because they are synchronous in their orbits with Earth. It completes one complete revolution around the Sun in about the same time as our planet does.

However, it passes through Earth’s gravitational field, known as the “Hill Field”, at a distance of 1.5 million kilometers (about one million miles). The movement of the half-moons with the Earth is a coincidence and not the result of our planet’s strong gravitational pull.

In fact, it keeps coming and going. Known quasars are the most stable “469219 Kamoʻoalewa” It was discovered in 2016. This object may be part of the Moon and has been orbiting the Earth for over a century and will continue to do so for many more centuries.

A preliminary analysis of 2023 FW A study conducted by French astronomer and journalist Adrien Couvenet suggests that this newly discovered object could beat Kamu’aliwa’s record. This material may have been around since at least 100 BC and has been with us for a long time.

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The new quasi-satellite is a small rock of cosmic quality. Image credit: Nazarii_Neshcherenskyi/Shutterstock.com

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