Summanus



Asteroid 11885, Summanus, was discovered on September 25, 1990 at Kitt Peak Observatory near Sells, Arizona as a result of the Spacewatch program, which gets the credit for its discovery. It has a period of 2 years, 82 days (812 days).

It was named for Summanus, the Roman god of night-time lightning and thunder, on account of being the first near-Earth asteroid discovered automatically by (lightning-fast) computers; James V. Scotti used David Rabinowitz's Moving Object Detection Program at the telescope.

The astrological meaning of asteroid Summanus seems to be: "goth" culture (music, horror literature and movies); affinity for the dark or storms; edgy and controversial; lightning or thunderstorms at night; to light up briefly (and possibly significantly or dramatically)(Linda Berry).



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