Meteor showers are great fun. Saw at may 21 2008 explotions like natural fireworks equivalent to about 100 pounds of TNT when meteors hit the lunar surface. Flashes of light on the Moon would be viewed with deep suspicion by professional astronomers.
Explains Bill Cooke, head of NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). “A typical blast is about as powerful as a few hundred pounds of TNT and can be photographed easily using a backyard telescope.”
Here you are a nice gif about this:
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