Live feeds of lunar eclipse at Slooh, Google Earth and Times Square
Since it’s currently pouring in Los Angeles, the only way to watch Monday night’s total lunar eclipse might be through a live feed from Google Earth and robotic telescope service Slooh.
Google Earth’s Sky feature will present an ongoing visual of the celestial event, which will stretch for several hours beginning around 10:30 p.m. PST. Viewers can go to the Slooh Space Camera section -– known as a “layer” -- to watch.
It will be a coming-out party of sorts for the Google Earth-Slooh partnership, which launched in the fall.
Slooh also will show the total lunar eclipse -- the first in about three years -- on its website, with live audio commentary by astronomer Bob Berman. The phases will also appear on a large digital billboard in Times Square in New York City at 1568 Broadway.
And NASA will be hosting Web chats about the eclipse and feeding it live at NASA.gov/WatchTheSkies.
-- Tiffany Hsu
Photo: Five images of the lunar eclipse on Feb. 21, 2008. Credit: Boryana Katsarova / Getty Images