An image showing a meteor impacting the Moon. Image Credit: Daichi Fujii/Twitter.

Stunning Video Reveals Meteor Crash on Moon’s Surface

Watch the moment a meteor smashes into the surface of the Moon, producing a bright flash that was visible from Earth.


The Moon has been constantly bombarded with space debris for billions of years, resulting in its pockmarked and scarred surface. Unlike Earth, the Moon lacks the dynamic geological and atmospheric processes that constantly renew our planet’s surface, so its features remain largely unchanged over time. However, the Moon’s bombardment is far from over; in fact, it is ongoing. Every day, countless objects from space collide with the Moon at high velocities, resulting in craters, and intense heat.

These collisions can also produce a dazzling visible light flash that can be seen from Earth, but only if they are large enough and occur during lunar nighttime facing Earth. In short, while the Moon’s surface may seem ancient and unchanging, it is still undergoing constant transformation due to the never-ending rain of space debris.

Video of a meteor smashing into the Moon


If you’re a space enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this breathtaking video of a meteorite colliding with the moon. A Japanese astronomer used cameras to track the moon and captured this rare event on video. Daichi Fujii, the curator of the Hiratsuka City Museum, recorded the mesmerizing moment for posterity. Daichi Fujii, a Japanese astronomer, captured the biggest lunar impact flash he had ever seen in his observation history.

He recorded a video of the lunar impact flash, which occurred on February 23, 2023, at 20:14:30.8 from his home in Hiratsuka. The flash continued to shine for more than a second and was captured in the video at actual speed. Fujii explained that since the moon has no atmosphere, meteors, and fireballs are not visible, but the moment a crater is formed, it glows.


In the vicinity of Ideler L crater

Moreover, the astronomer indicated that based on his observations, the lunar impact flash appears to have occurred in the vicinity of Ideler L crater, located slightly northwest of Pitiscus crater. According to, When meteors collide with objects at high speeds, such as the moon, the impact generates intense heat, creates craters, and releases a dazzling visible light flash, according to On average, meteors travel at about 30,000 mph (48,280 kph), or 8.3 miles per second (13.4 km/s). Large enough moon impacts that occur in an area during lunar nighttime facing Earth can be observed from our planet.

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Written by Ivan Petricevic

I've been writing passionately about ancient civilizations, history, alien life, and various other subjects for more than eight years. You may have seen me appear on Discovery Channel's What On Earth series, History Channel's Ancient Aliens, and Gaia's Ancient Civilizations among others.

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