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An asteroid impacted the Moon during the lunar eclipse!

23 Jan 2019, 14:00 UTC
An asteroid impacted the Moon during the lunar eclipse! via Bad Astronomy

Did you see the total lunar eclipse last Sunday night/Monday morning? It was quite lovely, as all such eclipses are.

But if you did watch, and happened to be looking at the Moon at the right time — around 04:41:43 UTC (11:41:43 p.m. US eastern time), give or take — you may have seen a pretty cool bonus: A small asteroid impacted the Moon, giving off a bright flash!

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