Anyone looking at the Moon at the moment of impact could have seen the explosion–no telescope required. For about one second, the impact site was glowing like a 4th magnitude star.
Ron Suggs, an analyst at the Marshall Space Flight Center, was the first to notice the impact in a digital video recorded by one of the monitoring program’s 14-inch telescopes. “It jumped right out at me, it was so bright,” he recalls.
Cooke believes the lunar impact might have been part of a much larger event. http://www.thecelestialconvergence.blogspot.com/
As Boulder Crashes At 56,000mph; Glowed Like A 4th Magnitude Star; Visible To The Naked Eye On Earth;
Might Be Part Of A MUCH LARGER EVENT!