Could earth like planet support a second moon, if it was approximately 1/4 of real moon size?

I would like for my world to have two moons. I think it would look simply stunning at night. Also, I came up with a pretty cool idea for a "God Eye" cult. When the smaller moon would have crossed the orbit of the larger one, a lunar eclipse would occur, which would look like an eye. (A smaller black dot against a white moon. )

According to one theory, our planet once had 2 moons. One was around 1/4 of the size of our current moon. They existed together for a few million years before colliding, and our moon was created from the debris.

My planet is supposed to be pretty Earthlike, with different landmasses but similar size and axial tilt.

Could I pull this off?

I'm not really a physics guy and English is not my first language, so I will really appreciate, in-depth answers.

• The giant impact theory I know states that a planet about the size of Mars impacted the proto Earth and resulted in the formation of the Moon...
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• There are some theories that say that the Earth actually once had two moons and the second one crashed into the far side of our current one, explaining why the far side is so different than the near side. Also, the fact that the Moon formed much closer than its current position and gets farther 1 cm per year, means that it is plausible that an unstable but longed lived two-moons scenario really could happen. Aug 9, 2023 at 14:05
• The L4 and L5 Lagrange points are places you can safely park a smaller moon and expect it to stay there. Unfortunately, that means they'll stay a fixed distance ahead or behind the moon's orbit around the Earth, it will never move directly between Earth and the big moon. I think you can get eclipses of the small moon on the big one, but the shadow will be on the side of the big moon, when seen from Earth. This probably doesn't make it look like a proper eye, like you want for your story. Aug 10, 2023 at 7:48