transient lunar phenomena

How Amateur Astronomers Can Help LADEE

by David Dickinson June 27, 2013

You can help NASA’s upcoming lunar mission. NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) is slated to lift off from Wallops Island this September 5th in a spectacular night launch. LADEE will be the first mission departing Wallops to venture beyond low Earth orbit. A joint collaboration between NASA’s Goddard Spaceflight Center & the AMES […]

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Mysterious Moon Flashes: Could the Transient Lunar Phenomena be Linked to the Solar Cycle?

by David Dickinson April 14, 2013

A key mystery in observational lunar astronomy may be at least partially resolved. An interesting study appeared recently in the British Astronomical Association’s (BAA) March 2013 edition of their Lunar Section Circular. The study is one of the most comprehensive looks at possible connections between Transient Lunar Phenomena and the Solar Cycle. David Dickinson on […]

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Mystery Moon Flashes Caused by Meteorite Impacts

by Paul Scott Anderson January 27, 2012

For hundreds of years, people have seen tiny flashes of light on the surface of the Moon. Very brief, but bright enough to be seen from Earth, these odd flashes still hadn’t been adequately explained up until now. Also known as Transient Lunar Phenomena (TLPs), they’ve been observed on many occasions, but rarely photographed. On […]

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