Lunar Impacts

    2009 Impact Candidates (last updated 04/13/2010)

    #

    UT Date

    UT Time

    Video Frames
    (1/30 s)

    Probable
    Type

    Telescopes

    162

    01 Feb 09

    01:40:31

    1

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    163

    01 Feb 09

    02:04:52

    2

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    169

    01 Feb 09

    02:45:43

    1

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    164

    03 Mar 09

    02:51:43

    1

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    165

    03 Mar 09

    04:02:49

    2

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    166

    03 Mar 09

    04:27:49

    2

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    167

    30 Mar 09

    01:43:11

    1

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    168

    02 Apr 09

    02:59:16

    16

    Sporadic?

    two 14"

    170

    28 Apr 09

    01:45:26

    3

    Sporadic

    8"*, two 14"

    171

    19 May 09

    08:58:32

    1

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    172

    21 May 09

    09:47:54

    2

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    173

    30 May 09

    03:52:11

    2

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    174

    19 Jun 09

    09:00:07

    2

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    175

    26 Jun 09

    02:04:07

    1

    Sporadic?

    two 14"

    176

    26 Aug 09

    01:58:15

    3

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    177

    24 Oct 09

    23:57:36

    1

    Orionid

    20", two 14"

    178

    25 Oct 09

    00:14:24

    2

    Orionid

    14" & 20"

    179

    25 Oct 09

    01:20:00

    2

    Orionid

    20", two 14"

    180

    25 Oct 09

    01:52:04

    1

    Orionid

    20", two 14"

    181

    25 Oct 09

    01:55:07

    1

    Orionid

    20", two 14"

    182

    25 Oct 09

    01:58:10

    1

    Orionid

    two 14"

    183

    25 Oct 09

    02:37:58

    1

    Orionid

    20", two 14"

    184

    25 Oct 09

    02:38:08

    1

    Orionid

    20", two 14"

    185

    25 Oct 09

    02:53:59

    1

    Orionid

    20", two 14"

    186

    12 Nov 09

    10:10:23

    2

    Taurid

    20", two 14"

    187

    13 Nov 09

    10:15:45

    2

    Taurid

    20", two 14"

    188

    13 Nov 09

    11:44:39

    3

    Taurid

    14" & 20"

    189

    10 Dec 09

    09:41:54

    2

    Sporadic

    two 14"

    190

    21 Dec 09

    00:12:38

    2

    Sporadic

    20", two 14"

    191

    21 Dec 09

    00:33:46

    1

    Sporadic

    two 14"

    192

    22 Dec 09

    02:48:43

    2

    Sporadic

    two 14"


    (Flash magnitudes typically range between 7 and 10.)

    * Confirmation! Mr. George Varros of Maryland captured MEO Impact Flash #170 on his 8" Celestron.

    View More
    › 2005-06 Impact Candidates
    › 2007 Impact Candidates
    › 2008 Impact Candidates
    › 2010 Impact Candidates
    › 2011 Impact Candidates
    › 2012 Impact Candidates
    › 2013 Impact Candidates
    › Detailed info about all MEO Impact Candidates (PDF, <800 KB)
    › Impact Candidates reported to the MEO by independent observers

    MSFC Lunar Impact 2009 Flash Detections

Other Resources

Contact Us

    Members of the media, please contact:
    Steve Roy
    Marshall Space Flight Center
    (256) 544-0034

    General information:
    Rob Suggs
    Meteoroid Environment Office
    Marshall Space Flight Center

    Are you an amateur astronomer?
    Do you have observations of any impacts listed in the table?

    Report observations:
    Danielle Moser
    Meteoroid Environment Office
    Marshall Space Flight Center

Related Links