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Spectacular late afternoon lightning strike in SE New Mexico – August 8, 2019

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January 20, 2019

POSSIBLE METEOR IMPACT DURING 2019 SUPER BLOOD WOLF LUNAR ECLIPSE:  One of a series of photos taken of the eclipse on January 20, 2019 from my backyard in SE Texas. Images were taken with a Canon 5D Mk IV using a Canon 24-70mm L f/2.8 II lens. Sadly, I did not have a telephoto with me and conditions were not good at all with a thin layer of clouds causing focus and resolution issues throughout the event. This image was taken just before maximum totality at 10:42 PM CST and contains what is likely a flash from a meteor impact – a small light dot near the edge of the moon (opposite of the sun lit edge) in this image.  This event was documented by amateur and professional imagers world-wide (see MIDAS video below).  I was bracketing shots and shooting every 60 seconds at that time. The frames before and after did not show this small dot. Needless to say, I was very lucky…