The moon took on the red color after the partial eclipse of the Moon, and the viewers with their eyes were treated with another dazzling display as a meteorite. The flash was so fast it took nearly three days since on Sunday, January 20th, the super-wolf blood month for astronomers, professional and amateur, noticed. Reddit's user was the first to publicly question the meteorite, announcing on a social media aggregator: "Was this a meteor impact on the moon?
"The fact that it was visible from Morocco and California, as well as my location in the Northeast United States, seems to exclude something like a meteor in the Earth's atmosphere."
The astronomers quickly sat down and noticed that they discovered a meteor strike, which can be seen in several videos when the incident occurred at 4:41 PM UTC.
Robert Massei of the Royal Astronomical Society told Nev Scientist: "The combination of the darkened surface and the many people who watched it made it much more likely to see the flash of a blow – and reminds us that the solar system is still a very dynamic place. "
Astrophysicist Jose Maria Madiedo told Gizmodo: "We are following the Moon's night region to identify the blinking of the blows. In this way, these flashes are well contrasted with the darker background.
"So, we usually follow the month about five days after the new month and about five days before the new month.
"We also monitor during lunar eclipses, because during these eclipses the lunar soil is dark."
Scientists estimate that the meteorite only weighed about 10 kilograms, but experts will now collect all available data, including video, and review to determine where exactly the space rock hit.