In the next Journal of the ALPO…

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News of an observed lunar meteor impact.


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The ALPO-Lunar Meteoritic Impact Section worked with the British Astronomical Association, NELIOTA (NEO Lunar Impacts and Optical TrAnsients) and others to monitor the Moon for meteor impacts during the annual Geminid meteor shower in December. This effort resulted in at least one report of a confirmed meteor impact which was observed by two groups in Brazil. The event occurred on 2017 December 14 at 07:13:46 UT. (See the white dot in this image.)
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More information on these and the other 30 events they have recorded thus far can be found on the NELIOTA website at https://neliota.astro.noa.gr/
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Use the “Data Access” button on the left of that screen for more info.
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The next significant opportunity to observe for meteor shower lunar impacts is the Lyrids in April when the Moon will be favorably placed as a waxing crescent in the evening sky at the time of the April 21 meteor shower maximum.
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