Space rock slams into moon! Explosion seen from Japan


Space rock slams into moon Explosion seen from Japan

Daichi Fujii from the Hiratsuka City Museum in Japan captured a meteor impact the moon with multiple telescopes on Feb. 23, 2023. The crater created from the impact is “thought to be a dozen meters in diameter,” according to Fujii.

The time of the flash was 20:14:30.8 Japan Standard Time (7:14 a.m. EST, or 1114 GMT) on Feb. 23. The meteorite appears to have struck near Ideler L crater, slightly northwest of Pitiscus crater, Fujii said.

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