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Blood moon hit by meteorite during rare moon eclipse



If you witness a "super-blood wolf month" was not enough of a rare astronomical display, some eagle observers caught a meteoroid hitting the lunar orb during the eclipse.

The event, which saw the Moon transform a marked shadow of red, was the result of a supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse.

Several telescopic feeds captured the influence of January 21, with recordings showing a bright bright spot that appears on the moon's surface for a fraction of a second.

  The meteorite caused a flash. Jose M. Madiedo
The meteorite caused a flash. Jose M. Madiedo (accompanying)

When the event was captured on multiple streams, scientists could exclude the flash due to optical anomalies on camera sensors.

The impact was also confirmed by the Moon Impact Detection and Analysis System (MIDAS), which uses telescopes equipped with high-sensitivity camcorders for continuous recording of recordings.

Software is then used to analyze the position and the moment of the effect on the moon with an accuracy of approx. 0.001 seconds.

  The event was the result of a supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse.
The event was the result of a supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse. (Getty)

MIDAS astronomer Jose Maria Madiedo shared footage online writing: "Impact flash is occupied by telescopes operating within the MIDAS Survey from Europe."

The MIDAS team has not yet analyzed all the data, but the asteroid is estimated to have a mass of about 10 kg.

Although the movie on a flash on the moon is not unusual for astronomers, it is the first time in history that one had been captured during a moon-eclipse.

Student blink allows astronomers to gain a better understanding of the speed and aftermath of minor impacts on airless worlds such as the Moon.

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