Cruithne Help.

1. Sep 10, 2006

thenodfather

Please could someone give me information on Cruithne?
I am looking for it's orbit path and when it is meant to be in Earth's orbit again.

Thank you very much.

2. Sep 27, 2006

Phobos

Staff Emeritus
3. Sep 27, 2006

tony873004

Cruithne doesn't enter Earth's orbit. It completes a horseshoe orbit around the Sun in a 1:1 resonance with Earth. Because of the 1:1 resonance, some people refer to it as "Earth's 2nd moon" although it does not orbit Earth.

http://www.orbitsimulator.com/gravity/articles/cruithne.html