Lunar Eclipse Darkens Full Moon Wednesday: Watch Online
YAHOO.COM - Stargazers in the western United States will be able to see the moon dip into Earth's shadow during a minor lunar eclipse early Wednesday (Nov. 28), and observers outside the prime viewing spots can watch it live online.
During the so-called penumbral lunar eclipse, the November full moon passes into the hazy outer edge, or penumbra,
of the earth's shadow, where the sun's light is only partially blocked.
The effect for an observer on Earth is a subtle, but perceptible,
shadow that spreads over the moon's surface.
Observers in East Asia, Australia, Hawaii and Alaska will be able to see the lunar eclipse
from start to finish (weather permitting), but moon fans outside those
areas can see the lunar event live online via the Slooh Space Camera.
Slooh officials will provide a free webcast at the eclipse's peak time
of 9:15 a.m. EST (1415 GMT). That is about a half hour before the moon
reaches its fullest phase of the month at 9:46 a.m. EST (1446 GMT).
Slooh allows users to observe the night sky from a worldwide network of
affiliated telescopes, and Wednesday's feed will be broadcast from
either New Zealand or Hawaii, depending on which observatory has the
better view. The lunar eclipse webcast will last about 30 minutes.
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