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Lunar Impact Videos

This video shows several lunar impact flashes and other events detected at the Automated Lunar and Meteor Observatory (ALaMO). It plays in real time. A green box marks the area where the flash was observed. (NASA)
This animation is an artist’s conception depicting a small but powerful meteoroid strike on the surface of the moon. Scientists at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center at the Automated Lunar and Meteor Observatory (ALaMO) in Huntsville, Ala., capture lunar impact flash video caused by such strikes several times a month. NASA is studying these impacts to help safeguard future lunar explorers and long-term science missions to the moon. (NASA)
Visit for breaking science news. NASA researchers who monitor the Moon for meteoroid impacts have detected the brightest explosion in the history of their program.