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Originally posted by W3RLIED2
NASA has, or used to keep records of something known as Transient Lunar phenomenon.
There was also an M class flare recently, so that may have some effect on what you saw.
Originally posted by Phage
Two problems with aurora on the Moon. No magnetic field. No atmosphere.
It's likely that what you saw has something to do with our own atmosphere distorting the moonlight.edit on 7/5/2012 by Phage because: (no reason given)
The external magnetic field of the Moon is very weak in comparison to that of the Earth. Other major differences are that the Moon does not currently have a dipolar magnetic field (as would be generated by a geodynamo in its core) and the varying magnetization that is present is almost entirely crustal in origin. One hypothesis holds that the crustal magnetizations were acquired early in lunar history when a geodynamo was still operating. The small size of the lunar core, however, is a potential obstacle to promoting that hypothesis to the status of theory. Alternatively, it is possible that on an airless body such as the Moon, transient magnetic fields could be generated during large impact events. Ref. Link