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SMART-1 to Crash the Moon
08.30.06

A European spaceship is about to crash into the Moon. Amateur astronomers may be able to observe the impact.

Amateur astronomers, grab your telescopes. A spaceship is about to crash into the Moon, and you may be able to see the impact. The spacecraft: SMART-1, a lunar orbiter belonging to the European Space Agency (ESA). The impact site: Lacus Excellentiae (The Lake of Excellence), an ancient, 100-mile wide crater in the Moon's southern hemisphere.

The time to watch: Saturday, September 2nd at 10:41 p.m. PDT (Sept. 3rd, 0541 UT).

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But it can only be seen from the Americas. :hmm:

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More details on this event (including the above article in full and the ESA press releases) can be found in the Exploring the Moon thread.

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thank for the find , :nw:

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10:41? Hmmm, I think I'll try to catch it :tu:

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10:41? Hmmm, I think I'll try to catch it :tu:

It's best if you adjust it for local time.

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lol, I forgot about that :P I'll still try..

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10:41? Hmmm, I think I'll try to catch it :tu:

Let us know if you manage to catch it.

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Damn the weather...it's raining.

Mother Nature always seems to spoil the fun :P

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im planing to watch it if the clouds goi away i hope there gone by 1:41 dam u guys in the PDT

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Damn the weather...it's raining.

Mother Nature always seems to spoil the fun :P

I hear ya... :no:

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im planing to watch it if the clouds goi away i hope there gone by 1:41 dam u guys in the PDT

Do you have a scope?

It's been raining here for hours, and it's supposed to be cloudy and rainy for the next two days...

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I might have had a good view of this... not sure. It was clear here last night, but I was out by 9:30 pm PST. (3 yr old twin boys do have a way of tiring one out! LOL)

Anyway, I found a report that gives a glimpse of what it looked like--

"You can view a CFHT animation of the Moon images it recorded – the impact appears in one frame."

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