Rock A space of Rog that crashed into the moon during the lunar eclipse in January traveled at about 38,000 km / h.
It is by astronomers who tested the rare footage to calculate its velocity – and the effect on it on the surface of the moon.
During the lunar eclipse super moon on January 21, 2019, the spectators looked eyes and looked a flash of light on the moon.
Experts quickly determined that the flash was caused by a space rock crashing into the surface of the moon.
Now that the dust has settled, Spanish space experts have been able to reexamine the data and find more information about the impact.
Professor Jose Madiedo of the University of Huelva and Dr. Jose L Ortiz of the Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia believe that the impact was created in a 50 meter crater on the moon.
As the moon does not have an atmosphere, even small area rocks can crash ground onto the surface without burning.
And this rock was already vaporized in the "immediate" impact site, according to a new article published monthly in the posts of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Exciting for astronomers, this event is extremely rare, creating a flash that lasted only 0.28 seconds.
It was the first ever filmed during a flaw eclipse, despite some previous attempts.
"Something inside me told me it was time," explained Madido.
Astronomers watched a flash flash at multiple wavelengths (different colors of light), allowing for more detailed analysis.
This allowed them to determine that the rock had a mass of 45kg, measured 60 cm across, and hit the Moon close to the Lagrange crater.
According to the researchers, the impact energy was equal to 1.5 tons of TNT, creating a crater on the size of two buses twice side by side.
And the ejected waste was potentially reaching a record temperature of 5,400 degrees Fahrenheit – roughly the same as the surface of the sun.
"It is impossible to reconstruct these rapid collisions in the lab on Earth," Madiedo said.
"Watching flashes is a great way to test our ideas about what happens when a meteorite collides with the moon."
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The earth rotates around the sun all the time, and the moon constantly circulates around the earth.
Sometimes all three can align, placing the earth directly between the sun and the moon in a straight line.
This means that the moon is in the darkest part of the shadow of the earth – the "omer".
And because of the convenient sizing and distance of all three objects, no sunlight can reach the moon directly.
However, some sunlight is broken by the Earth's atmosphere, making the moon appear reddish – hence the name "lunar blood".
Moon eclipses usually last only a few hours, and can be observed from anywhere on the night side of the earth.
Because they are usually quite dim, one can also see moon eclipses without protecting the eye, which is not the case with a solar eclipse.
There are three different types of lunar eclipse:
- Total moon eclipse – This is where the moon turns deep red, getting only light that has passed through the atmosphere of the earth.
- Lunar eclipses – This is when the sun, moon and earth fail to create a perfect straight line, so that the moon only travels through the outside of the shadow of the earth. This means the surface of the moon is partially dark.
- Partial eclipse – This is when some of the moon passes through the full shadow of the earth, which results in the part of the moon being dark.
The amazing space event was carried out in detail by the Virtual Telescope Project and expects Griffith in Los Angeles.
And at 4:41 am on January 21, the spectators saw a flash of light on the moon.
"This is the first time in the history of astronomy that a flash flash moon [was] Which was recorded during an eclipse flaw, "said José Madiedo, an astronomer at the University of Spain of Huelva, speaking with NBC at the time.
Madiedo first documented the collision on Twitter wire.
He discovered that the discovery was supported by MIDAS, the University of the Moon's impact analysis and system analysis.
"We follow the moon's night zone to detect flashes.
"In this way, these flashes are well opposed to the darker background," Madiedo told Gizmodo.
"So we usually follow the moon about five days after the new moon, and about five days before the new moon, we also monitor the lunar eclipses, because during these lunar lunar eclipse darkened."
MIDAS uses telescopes with sensitive video cameras that record footage of the moon.
This footage is then analyzed by software that can automatically flashes flashing, calculating where the collision occurred.
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