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Lunar Meteorite Impact During The Eclipse of 01/20/2019 | by Maria Gemma - A Passionate Photographer
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Lunar Meteorite Impact During The Eclipse of 01/20/2019

This image was taken from our home, located in northern Arizona, at 9:42:32pm during the Lunar Eclipse.

At that time, as the Earth's shadow painted the full moon's face a deep, rusty red, a wayward meteor smashed into the lunar surface. The collision's aftermath - a brief flash of light at the bloody orb's darkest edge - lasted just long enough for some viewers to spot.

I did not see the flash of light because I was too intent on taking pictures.

A couple of days later, while I was looking at all the pictures that I had taken, I noticed, in this particular image, a white speck on the upper right side of the moon.

I sent this photograph to National Geographic for their input.

 

Thank you for your comments,

Gemma

 

 

 

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Taken on January 20, 2019