Wednesday, October 7, 2009
LCROSS will go BANG on the Moon this Friday
But we in Australia (New Zealand, South-East Asia) won't see it. The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite will crash into crater Cabeus this Friday at 11:30 UT, that's 22:30 AEDST, 22:00 ACDST and 20:30 AWDST. Unfortunately from our point of view the Moon doesn't rise until after 11:00 pm (23:00 AEDST). NASA's viewing guide is here. NASA TV will cover the impact starting at 10:15 UT, that's 21:15 AEDST, 20:45 ACDST and 19:15 AWDST. Be prepared for the intertubes to be jammed though.