CBBC Newsround: A meteor hits during the blood moon eclipse!

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As for the Blood Moon part, the folks at Earthsky.org say, "A full moon almost always appears coppery red during a total lunar eclipse".

It happened this weekend during the super blood moon and experts think it's the first time it's ever happened during a lunar eclipse.

A cherry moon in a cold sky kept skywatchers looking up Sunday (Jan. 20) as the moon passed into Earth's shadow.

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Astronomers managed to capture the moment of an impact during this week's eclipsed moon.

MIDAS astronomer Jose Maria Madiedo shared the footage online writing: "The impact flash has been recorded by telescopes operating in the framework of MIDAS Survey from Europe".

The impact occurred during the totality phase of the eclipse at 11:41 p.m. ET, Gizmodo reported. Even a small meteoroid can create a bright flash when it hits the lunar surface.

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The astrophysicist tells New Scientist that he estimates the size of the meteorite to be about that of a football and the weight to be about 2 kilograms (4.4lbs). The telescopes used by MIDAS have high-sensitivity video cameras that are used to continuously record events during observations.

He doubled the amount of telescopes looking toward the moon, in hopes to see this kind of event unfold. "In total I spent nearly two days without sleeping, including the monitoring time during the eclipse", Madiedo told Gizmodo.

After analyzing the recordings from the total lunar eclipse, the team realized they had filmed a meteor hitting the surface of the Moon. After one Reddit user asked what the flash might have been, astronomers across social media began sifting through video feeds of the eclipse, suspecting a meteor impact.

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