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Webcasts and Forecasts for Tonight’s Total Lunar Eclipse

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On the night of April 14th, two significant and spectacular events will take place simultaneously, as Mars reaches its closest point to Earth while the Moon will be totally eclipsed. Slooh will present these events in real time, starting with coverage of Mars at 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02 UTC (4/15) (International Times) from Slooh’s telescopes off the west coast of Africa in the Canary Islands and transitioning to coverage of the Total Lunar Eclipse starting at 11 PM PDT / 2 AM EDT (4/15) / 06 UTC (4/15) (International Times) with live feeds from throughout North America. Viewers can watch free on Slooh.com or by downloading the Slooh iPad app. The live image stream will be hosted by Slooh Observatory Director Paul Cox and Slooh astronomer Bob Berman, who will be reporting live from Prescott Observatory in Prescott, Arizona. Viewers can ask questions during the show by using hashtag #Slooh.
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A wide range of experts will join Slooh during five full hours of programming, including astronomy luminary and bestselling author Timothy Ferris, author of “Seeing in the Dark”, and Professor Emeritus of Astronomy at UC Berkeley, and documentary filmmaker Duncan Copp, producer of the award winning film, “In the Shadow of the Moon”. This is the latest in a series of total lunar eclipse broadcasts dating back to Slooh’s founding in 2003, the highlights of which are a June 2011 broadcast that was featured in the Google Doodle and a December 2010 eclipse broadcast live on the largest jumbotron in Times Square.
Read more at http://www.universetoday.com/111102/webcasts-and-forecasts-for-tonights-total-lunar-eclipse/

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April 14, 2014 at 5:36 pm

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Partial lunar eclipse 4 June

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A map of the Earth showing the regions of eclipse visibility. Graphic: Fred Espenak/NASA/GSFC

The transit of Venus is not the only event taking place this month; a partial lunar eclipse takes place on 4 June (UT) and although it lacks the beauty of a copper-coloured moon at a total eclipse, there is still a very real fascination to be had from seeing a large chuck ‘bitten out’ of the Moon. As with all eclipses, only certain parts of the world are favoured to lesser or greater degrees, with large parts of the Earth missing out completely. Look out for it in much of the Americas, the Pacific, East Asia and Australia. The Earth’s umbral (the central, darker part) shadow will reach 38 percent into the lunar disc at 11.03 UT, plunging much of the Moon’s southern hemisphere into darkness. Before the main partial eclipse, the Moon enters the Earth penumbral shadow (the outer, much dimmer part), but the effect is very subtle.

Sky gazers on the Hawaiian Islands will be amongst the first to see the eclipse and all of it too, with the penumbral shadow making its subtle presence felt on 3 June at 10.48pm local time in Honolulu. The Moon will be 40 degrees up already, so from dark sites and, hopefully a transparent sky, something will be seen. The main event starts at midnight with mid partial eclipse at 1.04am. By just after 2am the Moon moves out of the umbral shadow and the whole thing ends at 3.18am…
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June 3, 2012 at 8:59 pm

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Lunar Eclipse Dec 2011: Threading the Needle on the Transamerica Pyramid!

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Predicting exactly where to stand to have the moon strike the top of the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco.
Each second of video translates into 2 minutes of time, so the 5 seconds of video represents 10 minutes of moon movement. Using eclipse predictions, lunar elevation angle and compass direction, I used the height of the tower to predict how far away I’d need to stand and in what compass direction. I mapped that point on Google Earth, showed up a little early to start shooting 120+ photos to created the timelapse sequence, and it turned out that I pretty much nailed it! The center of the moon passed right across the tip of the tower.


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December 13, 2011 at 6:03 am

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Video: A Super-Sized Lunar Eclipse

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Lunar eclipse 10-12-2011, Video and photos

A big eclipsed Moon over Indian Peaks in Colorado. Credit: Patrick Cullis

Natural beauty: The eclipse is seen framed within Turret Arch at Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah

The moon is seen in the sky over the Golden Gate Bridge during an eclipse today

Pie in the sky: Photographers take pictures of the moon during a lunar eclipse over the north tower of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Crimson tide: The eclipse illuminates a statue of Buddha in Kurunegala, Sri Lanka

Dramatic disc: The lunar eclipse is seen in the sky beside the famous Sufi shrine, Data Darbar in Lahore, Pakistan. This light is a projection of all the sunrises and sunsets happening on our planet at this time

Lunar Eclipse Over The Pacific Ocean San Diego

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December 7, 2011 at 10:09 pm

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