How to watch the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse online

Would you like to see the Super Flower Blood Moon Eclipse but don’t have an ideal vantage point? Perhaps you are dealing with cloudy weather, or perhaps you are in a place that is not on the path of the lunar eclipse.

Don’t worry, you can still follow the total lunar eclipse online. You can find a handful of places around the world that broadcast it live for your viewing pleasure. In this way, you can even see the entirety when the moon is completely covered by the dark shadow of the earth and turns a rusty red.

The entire lunar eclipse – from the point the Earth’s shadow creeps over the moon to the moment it departs – lasts about five hours, from 4:47 am to 9:49 am EDT on Wednesday (May 26). During this time when the sun, earth and moon are in perfect harmony, you can switch back and forth between webcasts and compare what the solar eclipse looks like in Western Australia with Los Angeles and Flagstaff, Arizona with New Zealand.

Connected: Glittering photos of a supermoon

Unless there are clouds in the local forecast, you should at least be able to catch the flower supermoon no matter where you are in the world. On May 26, the Moon will be at its fullest at 7:14 a.m. EDT (11:14 UTC), but before and after it will appear full for a few days. The flower moon is named after all the wildflowers that are currently blooming in the northern hemisphere, while the supermoon indicates the fact that this will be the closest full moon to Earth in 2021. Supermoons appear up to 14% larger and up to 30% brighter than the average full moon, NASA reported.

If you are on your eclipse path (the best places to see the entire eclipse, including its entirety, are Australia, parts of the western United States, western South America, and Southeast Asia, according to timeanddate.com) keep in mind it there are three main phases during the lunar eclipse. First, the moon enters the earth’s light shadow known as penumbra. However, this phase is difficult to see with the naked eye, even with a telescope, as the sun’s rays are still reaching the moon.

Second, the earth’s dark shadow known as umber will fall on the moon. This phase is visible to sky observers on the path of the solar eclipse, and the moon can look like it has a huge, circular bite mark. Eventually the moon will be completely covered by the umber and at that point it will turn a rust-red color. This happens because some rays of the sun bend around the earth and reach the moon. These rays are filtered by the earth’s atmosphere, which, just like sunrise and sunset, transmits the long red wavelengths to hit the moon.

Schedule for the total lunar eclipse on May 26th

Eclipse phase Time: EDT Time: UTC
Penumbral eclipse 4:47 am – 9:49 am 08:47 – 13:49
Partial eclipse 5:44 am – 8:52 am 09:44 – 12:52
Full solar eclipse 7:11 am – 7:25 am 11:11 – 11:25
Maximum solar eclipse 7:18 am 11:18

Griffith Observatory

Tune in to the livestream from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. The online broadcast lasts on Wednesday from 1:45 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. (4:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT). You can find out more about the show on their homepage. Notably, Griffith’s view is likely to be stellar, but broadcasts from the central Pacific and parts of Australia are better able to capture the fully visible eclipse, according to NASA maps of the solar eclipse.

Lowell Observatory

The Lowell Observatory will broadcast the total lunar eclipse from Flagstaff, Arizona. This livestream will last Wednesday from 2:30 am to 4:25 pm MDT (4:30 am to 6:25 am EDT). “Lowell educators will show you live views of the solar eclipse with our 14” Planewave Telescopes and Vixen Portable Wide Angle Telescopes, “the observatory staff said in a statement. Lowell’s story with the moon and much more.”

European space agency

The moon looks red during a total lunar eclipse

The total lunar eclipse on January 21, 2019. (Photo credit: ESA / CESAR; M. Pérez Ayúcar; M. Castillo; M. Breitfellner)

The live stream of the European Space Agency (ESA) on the total lunar eclipse will be broadcast from 5:30 to 7:30 a.m. EDT (09:30 to 11:30 UTC) and will end shortly after the end of totality. Admittedly, Europe is not on the path of the lunar eclipse, so ESA is taking the audience down under. One livestream is broadcast by the Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) while another is filmed by ESA’s facility in New Norcia, Western Australia.

Also visit “Lunch with the Moon”, an ESA program with a handful of scientists who will speak about the lunar eclipse. Here you can see the live streams.

Virtual telescope project

Italy won’t see the lunar eclipse either, but it will see the flower supermoon. Astrophysicist Gianluca Masi, who founded the Virtual Telescope Project, will broadcast the supermoon over Rome starting at 3 p.m. EDT (7:00 p.m. UTC). . The previous Wednesday, starting at 6 a.m. EDT (10:00 UTC), it will stream live views of the lunar eclipse from around the world, including Australia, New Zealand and North and South America.

For more information on virtual live streams of the total lunar eclipse, visit Space.com, a sister site of Live Science.

Editor’s note: Live Science wants to publish your Super Flower Blood Moon photos! If you get a stunning picture of the full moon and / or lunar eclipse in May, email us the picture at [email protected]. Please include your name, location, and some details about your viewing experience that we can post in the caption.

Originally published on Live Science.

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