Meteoroid Impact During Lunar Eclipse
Taken by Dr. Fritz Helmut Hemmerich on January 21, 2019 @ Tenerife Canary Islands Spain
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Meteoroid impact during the lunar eclipse on Monday morning. This is a happy shot: the shot before and the direct shot a few seconds after show nothing. The upper left cutout is tonemapped to facilitate the detection of the gradients of the impact.
Shooting with RASA 11/F2.2, ASI 071 color cam (cooled @-25°C, highest dynamic range), 2 sec exposure time.

I keep reading about a meteorite impact.The chunk that has survived its fiery journey is called a meteorite. So a meteorite is what is smashed into the earth and left. A meteor is the trace of an impact (a streak of light) in the earthly atmosphere. I mean it should be called an impact of a meteoroid, which is what moves in space and collides with the moon.
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I think we can talk about meteorite as theres no atmosphere on the Moon and so there will definitely be a fragment of the meteoroid on the lunar surface. Or a small asteroid can be also considered.
Posted by imaginer21 2019-01-23 16:17:22
A happy shot indeed. What do you think caused the flash? If there is no atmosphere to heat the meteorite it must come from the impact as you say, Would the moltern rock incandesce or could it be an electrical discharge? regards
Posted by markbuxton 2019-01-24 01:30:41
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