Press Release

Live Broadcast of Total Lunar Eclipse, Dec. 10

By SpaceRef Editor
December 6, 2011
Filed under , ,

In an ongoing mission to share a live view of the universe, Slooh, the online Space Camera, will broadcast a free, real-time feed of the December 10th total lunar eclipse from Australia, Asia, and Hawaii starting at 5:00 a.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST / 13:00 UTC. This total eclipse of the Moon, which will be the last one until 2014, will only be visible in its entirety from Australia, Asia, and the extreme northwestern portion of North America. Viewers in Europe and Africa will miss the early phases of the eclipse, and it will not be visible at all from South America.

Stargazers all over the world are invited to simultaneously watch the total lunar eclipse unfold in what is expected to be a spectacular celestial event. The lunar eclipse will be broadcast in its entirety over a three-hour period, with the total segment of the eclipse of the Moon to occur starting at 6:06 a.m. PST / 9:06 a.m. EST. The live feed can be accessed at Slooh’s homepage on the web or by downloading the Android app at the Marketplace store.

Renowned astronomer and Slooh editor Bob Berman will host the three-hour spectacle with live audio narration starting at 5:00 a.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. EST. He will be joined by several guests throughout the show, including Duncan Copp, a presenter for BBC and National Geographic and director-producer of many astronomy films and TV shows including “In the Shadow of the Moon”, an award-winning film about the Apollo astronauts, and by Dr. Lucie Green, solar researcher based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, UCL’s Department of Space and Climate Physics. Viewers will have the opportunity to call the show to ask questions or interact with worldwide viewers through the Slooh conversation section.

“I am very excited to lead Slooh’s broadcast team” said Bob Berman. “Having the opportunity to experience an eclipse live is a special moment and Slooh’s incredible Space Camera makes this possible for the world to enjoy.”

# # #

Note to Editors: To embed Slooh’s live syndicated image feed into your media coverage of the eclipse, visit and follow the instructions.

Slooh is a worldwide community of people peering into space together. Slooh is the leader in live, celestial event programming with free weekly shows featuring the great wonders of the Universe. In December 2003, Slooh launched the first Space Camera available to the public. SLOOH has broadcast more than 300,000 live missions to celestial objects for members all over the world, who have taken more than 1.7 million photographs to date. Slooh’s patented instant imaging technology makes astronomical objects appear in real time in full color.

SpaceRef staff editor.