There will be a blood moon tonight – a total lunar eclipse. It will be a long one too, lasting for about 100 minutes, that’s the longest since the year 2000.
The ecplise starts at about 6:20pm BST (for UK readers) and about 11:20am PDT (for US readers) but, of course, there’s a catch. In Europe this will start before moonrise so we’ll miss that even if the skies are clear. I’m not even sure if the ecplise is visible from the States. It’s not going to be visible from Google’s Mountain View campus… which is rather nice as the search engine has teamed up with the Slooh Space Camera to ensure native geeks can see it.
You’ve a number of options! Google will live stream from their own Youtube channel, you can muck around with KML files and Google Earth or you can download the Slooh Space Camera Android app for your phone.
Is there an iPhone version of the Slooh Space Camera? Not that I can find my searching the appstore from my iPod. Bad news for iOS fans.
This video is a rather good walk through of how a blood moon occurs and what one looks like.