Meteor recorded as it impacts Moon during total lunar eclipse
A meteor hit the lunar surface on January 21, 2019 at the time millions of people were watching total lunar eclipse.
While not visible to the naked eye, this rare event was captured by telescopes operating in the framework of MIDAS survey at 04:41 UTC on January 21. The MIDAS Survey is being conducted by the University of Huelva and the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia, Spain.
The impact took place during the totality phase of the lunar eclipse.
This is incredible. The citizen science community managed to capture a lunar impact event that occurred during the #TotalLunarEclipse! It's that tiny white dot on the surface of the left side of the moon—though the power in that impact is NOT tiny.
The times we live in! https://t.co/30cLbC0Fvi
— Roger Craig Smith (@RogerCraigSmith) January 22, 2019
Featured image credit: Cornwall LIVE @CornwallLive
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Better the poor Moon than the Earth .