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Lunar eclipse April 2014 April 14, 2014

Posted by aquillam in Astronomy, MichiganAstro, Urban Observing.
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If you’re in SE Michigan the chances of seeing the lunar eclipse are slim. Even if it does clear up, temperatures in the upper 20s aren’t very conducive to sitting outside for several hours watching it. But don’t despair, it is the 21st century after all, and while we may not have flying cars, we do have live streaming on the internet!

First up, a quick overview of the eclipse for observers in the eastern time zone: The eclipse begins just before 2 AM. By 2:30 it should be fairly interesting. The total eclipse begins at 3:07 AM and ends at 4:25 AM. The moon completely exits the umbra, ending the partial eclipse, at 5:33 AM.

If it is cloudy where you are, here are some resources to watch online:

Slooh.com http://events.slooh.com/stadium/total-lunar-eclipse-arizona-april-15-2014

Griffith Observatory TV http://new.livestream.com/GriffithObservatoryTV

Virtual Telescope’s WebTV http://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/

The Coca-Cola space science Center and Columbus State University http://www.ccssc.org/webcast.html

Those are the ones I know about. A Google search might turn up more, especially if there’re any hangouts.

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