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Google Earth Will Broadcast A Live Feed Of The Lunar Eclipse

Google Earth Will Broadcast A Live Feed Of The Lunar Eclipse

Slooh, the online Space Camera, will deliver a live feed of tonight’s total lunar eclipse through Sky in Google Earth.

This will be the first total lunar eclipse in three years and will be an especially rare event, as the full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth on the winter solstice, the first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere.

The total eclipse of the moon will begin at 1:32 am Eastern Standard Time on December 21 and will be visible only throughout North America and Central America.

The online broadcast of the eclipse will make viewing possible for people trapped by urban light pollution, as well as those on the other continents.

Launched in October 2010, the Slooh Space Camera layer in Google Earth is a live astronomy feature that brings the power of live space exploration to Google’s global audience.

In addition to teaming up with Google to broadcast the total lunar eclipse through Sky in Google Earth, Slooh is also partnering with TSS Media to broadcast the eclipse on its 5,000 foot video screen in Times Square in New York City on Tuesday, December 21 between 2 and 3:18 am.

Additionally, NASA will be hosting Web chats about the eclipse and feeding it live at NASA.gov/WatchTheSkies.

Slooh’s patented instant imaging technology makes astronomical objects appear like Polaroid images over the course of 5-minute missions.

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2:10PM PST on Dec 27, 2010

Thanx for post.

4:13PM PST on Dec 23, 2010

I was raining so nothing to see.

1:12PM PST on Dec 23, 2010

The eclipse was not visible from India but the Moon looked beautiful.
And I met a beautiful girl!

11:05AM PST on Dec 23, 2010

We had perfectly clear skies here in North Texas! It was beautiful.

7:17AM PST on Dec 23, 2010

saw a bit, it was awesome.

10:38PM PST on Dec 22, 2010

We were so lucky, it was cloudy all day, but it cleared up right before the eclipse started, It was magical, I've never seen the moon turn so red.

6:03PM PST on Dec 22, 2010

it was cool

12:00PM PST on Dec 22, 2010

Found out too late to view - darn!

11:24AM PST on Dec 22, 2010

I did stay up and we saw a little but it was really to cloudy to see much here in Arizona.

9:53AM PST on Dec 22, 2010

Lucky America

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