Watch The Moment A Meteor Hit The Moon During The Lunar Eclipse

The best way to capture brief space events is to look at the sky and be patient. Sometimes you get to see things you aren't expecting when you are focusing on something else. For example, if you were busy looking up at the Super Wolf Blood Moon lunar eclipse at the weekend you might have also caught a brief flash of a meteoroid hitting our natural satellite.

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The event was truly a blink-and-you-miss-it event but luckily so many people were watching the eclipse and so many organizations were streaming it that not only it was caught almost immediately, we can now appreciate it even in gif format. The impact happened at 4:41:38 am GMT exactly, or 11:41:38 pm ET.

A potential impact was first suggested by Reddit user Ahecht, and since then both amateur and professional astronomers have been adding to the evidence that the flash of light was indeed something hitting the Moon rather than a local or terrestrial phenomenon. The Redditor checked webcasts from Morocco by timeanddate and footage from the Griffith Observatory live stream and both had the flash in roughly the same location.

You can read the complete article here.


  1. A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi Ho Silver" !

    Bang, Zoom Alice Kramden finally hits the moon.

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