Today, July 27 will be a full moon, a blood moon, and the longest lunar eclipse of this century!
No, the eclipse won't be visible in Chicago, or North America, but this doesn't mean that we can't see it here. Thanks to the wonders of the internet, there are several places that will be streaming the event online.
Slooh Live feed starting at 1:00 pm EDT.
Virtual Telescope Project broadcast begins at 2:30 pm EDT
NASA will also have a live broadcast
Here's a program in Spanish, live feed from Namibia
Need Spanish for today's lunar eclipse? Try this live, free, online broadcast via https://t.co/FDkiFNmBsW starting at 18:20 UTC (2:20 p.m. EDT). Commented-cam (in Spanish) and a sky-cam (only music), both located at Namibia, Africa. Details: https://t.co/Sy9xeDvjCy pic.twitter.com/iWRsuO2mSO
— EarthSky (@earthskyscience) July 27, 2018
Here are some more options, thanks to Space.com.
In history, eclipses were often viewed as bad omens. The world was coming to an end. People were terrified.
If you were among those who saw the solar eclipse last August, perhaps you felt some of that ancient awe and terror, the wonders of the universe of which we are a very small part.
Much has been said lately about the negative effects of social media, and how divisive we have become. This is an event we all can share, around the world. To me, it is a sign of hope.
You can read more about blood moons, here.
Read more about the solar eclipse of August 2017 here.