How you can see the longest lunar eclipse of the century

How you can see the longest lunar eclipse of the century

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

Here are some more options, thanks to

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.


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  • Thank you for a clear and calm description. Well done.

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    Thank you for reading. There are some amazing photos online, but the moon after the eclipse was stunningly beautiful here.

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