Some say patience is a virtue and according to NASA it’s true. Finally, after eight years of observation, NASA’s Lunar Impact Monitoring Program captured video of the brightest meteor impact ever to hit the moon. Scientists say the March 17 St. Patrick’s Day flash of light was as bright as a 4th magnitude star lasting about one second. The moon took the blow from a space boulder travelling 56,000 mph packing the force of 5 tons of dynamite. The blast hit in the Sea of Rains (Mare Imbrium) not far from the well-known crater Copernicus.

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