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Meteoroid Collides with Moon During Total Lunar Eclipse
BGR ^ | January 22nd, 2019 | Mike Wehner

Posted on 01/22/2019 11:15:57 AM PST by messierhunter

"As it turns out, the eclipse was even more special than most observers had noticed, as the Moon was actually struck by a meteorite while everyone was gazing in wonder at its rusty appearance.

The meteorite itself wasn’t terribly large, and is estimated to have only been around 22 pounds. Still, its impact was large enough to be spotted by observers as well as the automated MIDAS system, and that’s pretty cool."

I caught it as well with my own equipment. The impact flash appears at 1:23:04 in my video at about the 8 o'clock position near the edge of the moon. This is the first time a lunar impact has ever been recorded during a total lunar eclipse.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idU8JfrS-xM&t=4983

(Excerpt) Read more at bgr.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: asteroid; asteroids; astronomy; catastrophism; eclipse; impact; lunareclipse; meteor; moon; science
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I also recorded some 4K footage of totality, but unfortunately the camera didn't catch the moment of the impact:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPSG5I0RaxQ

1 posted on 01/22/2019 11:15:57 AM PST by messierhunter
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To: messierhunter

Someone is always photobombing every event.


2 posted on 01/22/2019 11:16:41 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: ml/nj

self ping


3 posted on 01/22/2019 11:20:09 AM PST by ml/nj (.)
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To: messierhunter

Our sliding glass door rattled.


4 posted on 01/22/2019 11:23:10 AM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: messierhunter
I'm pretty sure you can see it right under the turtles nose...


5 posted on 01/22/2019 11:28:30 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: messierhunter

6 posted on 01/22/2019 11:31:36 AM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Magnum44

Cute. Hehehe..


7 posted on 01/22/2019 11:32:26 AM PST by Kommodor (Terrorist, Journalist or Democrat? I can't tell the difference.)
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To: RightGeek

Awesome, LOL. Your post is way better than mine.


8 posted on 01/22/2019 11:34:52 AM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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To: RightGeek

Space is a vacuum and thus you cannot hear a sound...which also explains why Democrats cannot hear anything.


9 posted on 01/22/2019 11:39:25 AM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: messierhunter

I wonder how they KNOW it was caused by a meteorite?


10 posted on 01/22/2019 11:45:04 AM PST by MHGinTN (A dispensation perspective is a powerful tool for discernment)
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To: messierhunter

More proof of Climate Change.


11 posted on 01/22/2019 11:48:12 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SunkenCiv

*ping*


12 posted on 01/22/2019 11:48:21 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: messierhunter

13 posted on 01/22/2019 12:16:14 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: MHGinTN

Similar flashes have already been traced to new craters on the moon by the LRO orbiter, complete with before and after pictures. This one will probably be located as well.


14 posted on 01/22/2019 12:36:00 PM PST by messierhunter
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To: messierhunter

Has Ocasio-Cortez pointed out that it was really dark at the time, and hence the collision?


15 posted on 01/22/2019 1:43:32 PM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. Mr Trump, we've got your six.)
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To: messierhunter

My friend gave birth to her second child, a healthy baby girl, right smack in the middle of the super wolf blood moon. Mom and dad say their baby girl was sprinkled with pixie dust!


16 posted on 01/22/2019 1:50:04 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: DuncanWaring

Yup. Must raise taxes now.


17 posted on 01/22/2019 1:52:13 PM PST by EdnaMode
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To: Magnum44

A couple of the worst of the Flat Erf crowd got zotted a month or so ago.


18 posted on 01/22/2019 1:57:18 PM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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I know, I was there :)

I kind of miss them. I got lots of laughs taunting them...

I’m bad.


19 posted on 01/22/2019 2:00:19 PM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them)
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I was there

Hah. I don't remember who all was on those threads. I was only on one of them, when the FE dude got nuked. Found out about the other one the next day.

20 posted on 01/22/2019 2:03:55 PM PST by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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