Celebrate Saturday's Lunar Eclipse with Slooh's 'Breakfast on the Moon' Show
Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
On April 4th of Easter weekend, Slooh will broadcast live views of the Total Lunar Eclipse as the moon falls deep into Earth’s shadow. Watch the Moon grow darker and darker, waiting for that blood red tinge of totality, courtesy of Slooh feed partners from around the world, including skywatchers in Australia, Hong Kong, and the United States.
Slooh will have live views of the Moon and the progressing eclipse starting at 3:00 AM PDT / 6:00 AM EDT / 10:00 UTC - International Times: goo.gl/pfhT1s. This will be quite an early morning for viewers in the Americas and Western Europe, so Slooh encourages early risers to have breakfast on the Moon this April 4th, welcoming in the day with the disappearance (and reappearance) of the Full Moon. This Total Lunar Eclipse broadcast will be manned by Slooh Host, Eric Edelman, and Slooh Astronomers Bob Berman and Will Gater. Use the hashtag #BreakfastEclipse to ask questions for Will, Bob, and Eric to answer live on the air.
This eclipse will be a Pacific Ocean spectacle, with the total eclipse best seen from places such as Eastern Australia, Japan, Hawaii, Northeastern Russia, and Western Alaska, although portions of this eclipse can be seen as far as the U.A.E. and Madagascar to the West of the Pacific Ocean, and Nova Scotia and Western Brazil to the East.
During the eclipse, the Moon will be making its way through the constellation Virgo. Skywatchers should turn their eyes to this constellation to see this spectacle as it occurs. The image attached to this press release provides a view of where the Moon will be at the beginning of the eclipse, as seen from the East Coast of Australia.
Says Slooh Astronomer Will Gater, "Just a few weeks ago we were marveling at the incredible sight of the totally eclipsed Sun on Slooh. Now it’s the Moon’s turn to take centre stage. Total lunar eclipses, like the one we’re looking forward to on 4 April, are a slow, ethereal affair and, as usual, we’ll have cameras around the world bringing us live views. What better way to start the day than tuning in to watch this wonderful event"
Contact: Eric Edelman Tel: +1 877-427-5664 x 707 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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