Remember when the Church got all up in Galileo's grill for challenging the geocentric interpretation of the Universe? Seeing this almost makes you wonder if the Universe is still a little sore about that.

Then again, maybe it's just a coincidence. After all, that bright spot that you see arcing toward the church steeple and turning red in the moments before "impact" is no interstellar missile, it is (for once) actually a moon — our moon, to be exact; it only happens to look nefarious because it's been shot with a time exposure to reveal its motion and the motion of the surrounding stars.


And let's face it — if there are any cosmic bodies out there that would be down with geocentrism, the Moon would have to be it.

[Video by Maik Thomas via Bad Astronomy]