That flash during the super blood wolf moon was a meteorite crash

As if a super blood wolf moon wasn’t enough, some observers noticed another spectacular sighting in the sky Sunday night: a small flash of light. 

During the lunar eclipse, a meteorite actually struck the moon. Researcher Jose Maria Madiedo shared a video of the crash he captured through Spain’s Moons Impacts Detection and Analysis System. 

“A rock hits the moon,” he tweeted on Tuesday. 

He wasn’t the only one who noticed the object. Some users on Reddit also started a discussion about the “bright flash.”

The crash was easy to miss. Even with advanced equipment, the meteorite appeared as a speck of light near the top of the moon, as seen in a video. It occurred at 11:41 p.m. EST, according to Madiedo’s sighting. 

This could be the first time a meteorite hitting the moon was ever recorded during a lunar eclipse, Gizmodo reports. 

More: Remarkable photos of the super blood wolf moon eclipse from around the world

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