It is most likely that there was an impact on the Moon during yesterday's lunar eclipse. I am trying to get some more understanding of this so that I could maybe do a more detailed video on this incident.
Assuming that there actually was an impact of an asteroid or some other sort of object, it is clear that the flash was generated by the event itself and any influence of sunlight or earthshine can be ruled out. Also, the virtually non-existent Lunar atmosphere does not allow for notable entry heating.
Of course, there is a huge amount of energy involved in such a collision. There are many ways this energy could be converted into radiation, e.g. by some sort of luminescence. Could it also be possible that there is combustion involved? Which of the possible effects is dominating?
I would also be thankful for hints on scientific work that has been done on this topic.