Rhoda


Asteroid 907, Rhoda, was discovered on November 12, 1918 by Maximilian Wolf at Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemburg, Germany. It has a period of 4 years, 249 days and is a little less than 47 miles in diameter.

It was named by Wolf for Rhoda Calvert Barnard, wife of the American astronomer Edward E. Barnard (1853-1923), following her death in 1921.

In the Bible, Rhoda was a servant of the Apostle Mark who answered the door after Peter's miraculous escape from prison to find him standing on the doorstep; at first she thought he was a ghost. Modern Americans would be more likely to associate the name Rhoda with the chronically lovelorn 1970s TV character by that name created by Valerie Harper.

Astrologically, asteroid Rhoda seems to have to do with bad luck in relationships, losing out, dealing with unexpected and extraordinary things..



Go Back