Strange Flashes of Light Seen on the Moon — What are They?

The Cosmic Companion
Jun 3 · 3 min read
Hakan Kayal next to the new telescope designed to study TLPs. Image credit: Tobias Greiner / Universität Würzburg

A TLP event recorded on the Moon, seen as the white dot near the center of the photo. Image credit: Columbia University.
The Würzburg moon telescope seen in its protective container at an observatory in Spain. Image credit: Hakan Kayal / Universität Würzburg

The Aristarchus Plateau, stretching 43 kilometers (27 miles) across, is known to be a hot spot of Transient Lunar Phenomena events. This region is seen in the upper part of this photo. Image credit: NASA

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James Maynard is the author of two books, and thousands of articles about space and science. E-mail: thecosmiccompanion@gmail.com

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Exploring the wonders of the Cosmos, one mystery at a time