Leonid flashers—meteoroid impacts on the Moon

Beech, M. and Nikolova, S. (1998) Leonid flashers—meteoroid impacts on the Moon. Il nuovo cimento C, 21 C (5). pp. 577-582. ISSN 1826-9885

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We examine the conditions under which optical impact flashes might be observable on the Moon’s disk during the times of annual meteor shower activity. Our attention is primarily directed towards the Leonid shower given the high probability that it will undergo repeated outburst activity during the next several years. The Leonid stream to Moon encounter geometry is discussed, and we find that the best probable times to perform optical surveys will be in 1999 and 2002. We estimate that a one kilogram Leonid meteoroid might produce a magnitude-2 optical transient on the Moon’s disk.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Meteors and metoroids; Moon
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 520 Astronomia e scienze connesse > 523 Specifici corpi e fenomeni celesti
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 28 May 2018 10:41
Last Modified: 28 May 2018 10:41
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/12855

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