A Japanese curator at the Hiracuka City Museum captured the impact of a meteorite on the surface of the Earth’s satellite in the camera lens. He recorded the barely noticeable bright dot with the help of devices that monitor what is happening on the Moon in the museum.
Daichi Fuji recorded the impact of a meteorite on the Moon’s surface just after 20:00 local time. He said the impact occurred northwest of the larger Pitiscus crater.
On average, meteorites travel at a speed of over 48,000 kilometers per hour, or over 13 kilometers per second. When they hit another body, they create craters because of the speed, and because of the force, the area of impact is brightly lit. The collision of a meteorite with the Earth’s satellite can also be seen with the naked eye, if of course they are large enough. According to the first estimates, the new lunar crater is about 12 meters in diameter.
Meteorites also fall to Earth every day, but the vast majority of them burn up immediately after entering the atmosphere. Of course, this does not apply to the Moon, which is why it is riddled with craters even from those meteorites that are not the least bit dangerous for our planet.