The Japanese lunar orbiter Kaguya will end its two-year mission with a controlled impact on the Moon’s surface on June 10th at 18:30 Universal Time. The impact location is near the southeast limb at 80ºE, 63ºS. If you live in Asia and Australia, you may have the opportunity to observe the impact event… And if you don’t? Then watch on our IYA Live Telescope! We’re focused on the Moon right now and keeping our fingers crossed the clouds stay away….
Thanks for stopping by! We opened up all the extra room we had on our server for the day to accomodate as many people as possible.
Well, we tried our best – and here’s the results.
Did we catch it? Doesn’t look that way… But neither did telescopes 5 times larger than what we’re using. The point is, we tried! One of our friendly photographers was also on the job, so once he’s reviewed his footage for the night, perhaps he managed to catch a flash. If so, we’ll share!
In the meantime, thank you so much for tuning in and we’ll keep those cameras rollin’!