I was outside just now (12:25 AM to 12:31 AM PDT) looking at the moon. The polution is so thick tonight that the moon looks as red as it would in a total lunar eclipse.<br /><br />As I was observing, I observed several pinpoint flashes of light appearing at several places on the lunar surface with the naked eye.<br /><br />They were pinpoint dots of orange light, each lasting from 2 to 5 seconds. I observed about 3 to 5 of them.<br /><br />So, I said "wow", and ran for my binoculars to see if I could observe any more. I saw one more faint one in the binoculars. My wife asked "can I see?", so I handed the binoculars to her. She observed one.<br /><br />All the lights were tiny unmoving pinpoints, like a star, not extended objects in any way. All the lights occurred on the lit side of the moon. <br /><br />I don't know if they were real or illusions. The moon is setting for me now. Can anyone confirm?