[meteorite-list] Meteorite impact on moon during eclipse

From: tracy latimer <daistiho_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:19:11 +0000
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We watched the lunar eclipse Sunday night, although in mid-Pacific we were only able to see it from totality on.? As the Moon started to reemerge from shadow, one of our friends said, "Does anyone else see that reddish light on the moon by the terminator?"? Squinting, we just caught the end of a very brief flare.? I was hoping and wondering if we had spotted an impact, and lo!

A meteorite hit the moon during yesterday?s total lunar eclipse
Observers of yesterday?s lunar eclipse were blessed with the first known sighting of a meteorite impact during such an event. The so-called ?super wolf blood moon? was eagerly watched by ...

Another of our friends online caught the impact on video:
"At 1:23:04 <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idU8JfrS-xM&t=4984s>you can see an impact flash occur on the moon at about the 8 o'clock position near the edge! This matches with a variety of other videos of the eclipse which caught the same event.? " ~~ Astromut

I was very lucky!

Tracy Latimer
Received on Tue 22 Jan 2019 11:19:11 AM PST

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