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Tue Jan 22, 2019, 11:02 PM

Holy Crap, the Moon Was Struck by a Meteorite During the Super Wolf Blood Moon Eclipse

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. Such is the philosophy of Jose Maria Madiedo, an astronomer at the University of Huelva in Spain, who, for over 10 years, has tried to capture a meteorite hitting the Moon during a lunar eclipse. Yesterday, during the so-called “Super Blood Wolf Blood Moon,” it finally happened.

Monday’s much anticipated Super Blood Wolf Moon eclipse, though badly named, did not disappoint. Millions of people gazed into the night sky or onto video feeds to see a stunning coppery-red hue envelop our planet’s natural satellite. As the January 21 eclipse unfolded, however, some observers noticed a tiny flash while watching the online broadcasts, reported New Scientist. Some suspected the flash was caused by a meteorite strike—and it turns out they were right.

Jose Madiedo confirmed these suspicions, tweeting that a lunar impact occurred at 5:41am Spanish Peninsular Time. A photograph released by Madiedo clearly showed a yellowish-white dot appearing in the darkened top left quadrant of the Moon during the totality phase of the eclipse. Astronomers have filmed impact flashes on the Moon before, but this marks the first time a lunar impact was captured during a lunar eclipse—an achievement more than 20 years in the making.

Astronomers first started to systematically monitor impact flashes in 1997, an effort that evolved into the Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System, or MIDAS, a survey conducted by the University of Huelva and the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalucia. Madiedo joined the project in 2008. Using astronomical data from multiple observatories, MIDAS uses software to identify the moment a meteorite hits the darkened portions of the lunar surface.

https://gizmodo.com/holy-crap-the-moon-was-struck-by-a-meteorite-during-th-1831950105/amp


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Reply Holy Crap, the Moon Was Struck by a Meteorite During the Super Wolf Blood Moon Eclipse (Original post)
wonderwarthog Jan 2019 OP
Gamle-ged Jan 2019 #1
wonderwarthog Jan 2019 #2
It Guy Jan 2019 #3
SatansSon666 Jan 2019 #4
oflguy Jan 2019 #5
SatansSon666 Jan 2019 #6
oflguy Jan 2019 #7
SatansSon666 Jan 2019 #8
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SatansSon666 Jan 2019 #10
oflguy Jan 2019 #11

Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 11:18 PM

1. The meteor is estimated to have weighed about 22 lbs. Many meteors enter Earth's atmosphere...

… daily...

Earth gains mass through dust and meteorites that are captured by its gravity. If you watched the recent meteor shower you know this can occur on a regular basis. In fact from satellite observations of meteor trails it’s estimated that about 100 – 300 metric tons (tonnes) of material strikes Earth every day. That adds up to about 30,000 to 100,000 tonnes per year. That might seem like a lot, but over a million years that would only amount to less than a billionth of a percent of Earth’s total mass.

https://briankoberlein.com/2015/12/15/is-earth-gaining-mass-or-losing-mass/

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Response to Gamle-ged (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 11:39 PM

2. Cool!




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Response to wonderwarthog (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 01:03 AM

3. Whats the consensus from the climate jihadists for globull warming causing this phenomena?

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Response to It Guy (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 09:16 AM

4. Pretty simple.

The earth is getting hotter.
Hot air rises.
The force of the rising hot air pushes the metoerites away as they enter earth's atmosphere, eventually smashing them into the moon.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 09:38 AM

5. Considering global warming causes all phenomea on earth

That sounds accurate.

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Response to oflguy (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 09:58 AM

6. Hehe.

No shit.
Some of the shit people come up with is pretty ridiculous at times.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:08 AM

7. Hey, its happened...........on CNN

A CNN anchor has asked on live television whether a meteor hurtling past Earth was the result of global warming.
Deborah Feyeric made the faux pas when she transitioned from a discussion about global warming and the blizzard that struck to east coast into a a segment about Asteroid 2012 DA14 - which is projected to pass just 17,200 miles from Earth on Friday.
'We want to bring in our science guy, Bill Nye, and talk about something else that’s falling from the sky, and that is an asteroid,' Feyerick says. 'What’s coming our way? Is this the effect of, perhaps, global warming? Or is this just some meteoric occasion?'

Video at link

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2277529/CNN-anchor-suggests-meteor-hurtling-Earth-result-global-warming.html

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Response to oflguy (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:11 AM

8. Lmao.

News anchors aren't exactly known for their scientific knowledge.
This is a very good example of that.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:14 AM

9. Nor common sense......ESPECIALLY on CNN and MSNBC

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Response to oflguy (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:24 AM

10. Being that dumb should disqualify them from

Any job that has them giving information to the people.

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Response to SatansSon666 (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 23, 2019, 10:57 AM

11. If they would just do their job and report the news, they could do it being as dumb as a rock

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But they feel compelled to "make the world a better place"

That is how they show their stupidity.

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