Japanese Astronomer Captures Moment Meteorite Collides With Moon

 / Go to the mediabankTotal lunar eclipse / Go to the mediabankInternationalIndiaAfricaMeteorites head towards Earth every day, the vast majority of them burn up completely while entering the atmosphere. However, the moon has only a very thin exosphere, which means that meteors collide with the lunar surface much more often.Japanese astronomer Daichi Fujii, curator of the Hiratsuka City Museum, captured the fall of a meteorite on the surface of the moon, which caused a short flash on the Earth’s satellite.The time of the flash was recorded at 20:14:30.8 Japan Standard Time (11:14:30.8 GMT) on 23 February. The meteorite apparently fell near Ideler L crater, slightly north-west of Pitiscus Crater, Fujii said.