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Raf lena's Blog – August 2013 Archive (1)

A Lunar Flash Likely Originated By Meteoroidal Impact

On August 1, 2013 at 02:21:55.7 UT, a small meteoroid has impacted the Moons surface. The kinetic energy transformed by the impact into thermal energy also caused a short and intense flash of light that was detected by telescopes of R. Lena, A. Manna and S. Sposetti.

The simultaneity of the flash and the same position on the lunar surface indicates it is an impact. The event described above has been observed by Raffaello Lena (GLR group, Rome Italy) with a refractor 130 mm and with a…

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