Astronomers have captured the moment that affected the moon during the January 21 lunar eclipse. A researcher at the Spanish astrophysicist Jose Maria Mádiée (University of Huelva) said it was impacted by bright flashes in Spanish telescopes and elsewhere.
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The comet's influence on Luna during darkness was seen as a flash that formed a crater, according to Madiedo. The object collided at a speed of 10 kilometers (17 kilometers) per second and was 22 pounds (10 kilograms) and 12 inches (30 centimeters) wide, according to the node.
Shock of the moment video
The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles also recorded its effects during live reproduction. Griffith's astronomical observer, Anthony Cook, said the first flash was found by some observers.
"It was in the brightest part of the moon image," Cook said of the second suspect, "There may not be enough contrast in our video to make the flash visible."
Madiedo said that impact monitoring is usually carried out for five days before and after the New Moon, where shock monitoring can be easily observed.
In addition to the four telescopes that operate on the observation deck in Seville, we have installed four additional telescopes for more than three hours of solar eclipses. "I did not want to miss the potential impact event," I explained in my email.
"I could not sleep for almost two days, installing additional equipment, testing and observing on the night of January 21." I was really tired when the eclipse was over. "
Then the computer program warned him of the impact.
I jumped from a sitting chair. I am so happy because I feel that my efforts have been rewarded.
Monitoring the moon could help scientists better predict the impact rate on the moon as well as on the moon, Madiedo points out. Spain's Moon impact detection and analysis system or MIDAS.