Encyclopedia of Lunar Science

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Lunar Impact Flashes, Temperature

  • José M. Madiedo
  • José L. Ortiz
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05546-6_222-1
Since the Moon has no atmosphere, meteoroids hitting the lunar surface are completely destroyed as a consequence of these collisions, and a new crater is produced during this process. Besides, these impacts give rise to brief flashes of light that can be detected from Earth (Fig. 1). Since 1999, these lunar impact flashes have been identified in the framework of several monitoring surveys by employing telescopes endowed with high-sensitivity CCD cameras (Ortiz et al. 2000; Yanagisawa and Kisaichi 2002; Yanagisawa et al. 2006; Ortiz et al. 2002, 2006; Madiedo et al. 2014, 2015a, b; Suggs et al. 2014).
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias ExperimentalesUniversidad de HuelvaHuelvaSpain
  2. 2.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, CSICGranadaSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • José M. Madiedo
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  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias ExperimentalesUniversidad de HuelvaHuelvaSpain