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Meteor strikes moon during eclipse

By Dave Samuhel, AccuWeather senior meteorologist
1/22/2019, 6:30:18 PM

Some people photographing the moon during Sunday night’s lunar eclipse saw something interesting.

A meteor struck the moon, and the flash from the impact was seen by some amateur astronomers! Check out some of the incredible views of lunar eclipse via

Read more about the meteor strike in the front page article on

Now that the eclipse is over, we need something else to check out in the night sky. How about Venus and Jupiter? They will be very close to each other for the rest of the week.

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Then next week, the moon will join the show! The moon will be closest to both planets on Thursday morning, but it won’t be far away Wednesday either.

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You can’t miss Jupiter and Venus; they outshine every star in the sky! Enjoy the beautiful view!

Thanks for reading. Just look up; you never know what you will see.

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