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Why Does the Moon Keep Flashing Us?

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The moon has been flashing us, and a new telescope might explain why.

Credit: Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

There's something flashing us on the moon, and we don't know what it is. But that might be about to change.

We have known about the mysterious flashes since at least the late 1960s, when the astronomers Barbara Middlehurst and Patrick Moore reviewed the scientific literature and found nearly 400 reports of strange events on the moon. Small regions of the lunar surface would get suddenly brighter or darker, without obvious explanation. The scientists' survey of the flashes and dimming, which they called "lunar transient phenomena," was published in the journal Science on Jan. 27, 1967. (Later, astronomers flipped the words around, terming the events "transient lunar phenomena.")

https://www.livescience.com/65612-gassy-moon-flashes.html

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sci-nerd

Don't worry, the moon is just passing gas :tu:

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lightly
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Just off the top of my head....I'm going to guess variations in Gravity is affecting photons of reflected sunlight?

how's that?  :lol:.  ....think about it though.

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Desertrat56

Maybe it is reflections of stuff left by the moon landings.

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Tatetopa

I will go with sci-nerd, seems geologic activity releasing gas  is the prime suspectt according to the article .

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Dark_Grey

Chinese and Russian military bases.

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