Artemis


Asteroid 105, Artemis, was discovered on September 16, 1868 by James Craig (JC) Watson at Ann Arbor, Michigan. It has a period of 3 years, 240 days and is about 74 miles (119.08 kilometers) in diameter.

It was named for the Greek goddess of the moon, of the hunt and of wild and young things, Artemis.

Diana with her Nymphs, Departing For The Hunt (about 1615) by German-born Belgian painter Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640)


The astrological meaning of asteroid Artemis seems to be: focused activity (Henk Middleraad) or hunting and consuming (J. Lee Lehman).



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