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Mega Harvest Moon Broadcast

Mega Harvest Moon Broadcast – Courtesy

EXPERIENCE A RARE LUNAR ECLIPSE WITH SLOOH The Mega Harvest Moon Eclipse is Coming September 27th

It’s time to break out the blankets, grab your friends and family, and pack a festive picnic, because Slooh is inviting everyone to join us for the Mega Harvest Moon Eclipse on September 27th.

The Mega Harvest Moon Eclipse will take place on Sunday, September 27th, at 05:00 PM PDT/08:00 PM EDT/00:00UTC (International Times: Slooh is going all out for the eclipse, bringing in our feed partners from around the world to provide views of the moon from a number of countries and continents. Our hosts will report live from the U.S. and the United Kingdom, including a live report from the world famous Stonehenge. We’ll even have ongoing weather updates from Scott Sutherland of The Weather Network throughout the show, and in the week leading up to the eclipse, so viewers know exactly where they’ll be able to see the eclipse for themselves.

Slooh is especially excited for this rare event, and is calling on our viewers to share this special occasion with their friends and family by throwing a Lunatic Party! Get your loved ones together, pack a thematic picnic (moon pies, anyone?), and bring Slooh along for the ride, whether on your laptop, cell phone, or other mobile device. We’ll have all the information viewers need to enjoy this brilliant nighttime show, from what causes lunar eclipses, to the different ways people have understood the Moon throughout history, and even how some believe the Moon affects humans in bizarre ways to this day.

 Viewers can use the hashtag #SloohEclipse to ask questions, send pictures, and report their own observations during both shows.


Blood Moon – Total Lunar Eclipse September 2015

Blood Moon – Total Lunar Eclipse, September 2015

Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse

September Lunar Eclipse (Illustration) Credit: Meteorwatch

This September, the Earth will be hit by massive asteroids, fried by solar flares, experience tsunamis, and lots of other horrid end of the world things from the Bible.  All caused by a total lunar eclipse or “Blood Moon” for those who like drama and prophesies and stuff! #omgweareallgoingtodie

To be serious though, the world isn’t going to end and there is more chance of winning the lottery. So please read on to find out more about this fabulous Lunar Eclipse/ Blood Moon which occurs late September, without all the end of the world nonsense. Read the rest of this entry »

September Night Sky Guide

September Night Sky

Tonight’s Sky: September 2015

Your guide to constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the September Sky Read the rest of this entry »

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Live October 18th

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Live October 18th

On Friday October 18, the Full Moon will venture into Earth’s outer or penumbral shadow, producing an eclipse.  Slooh, the Community Observatory, will track the Moon with its Canary Islands Half-Meter telescope, showing real-time as well as time-lapse views of the eclipse, accompanied by live narration from Slooh’s Paul Cox, and astronomer Bob Berman. Read the rest of this entry »

Shine on Harvest Moon

Shine on Harvest Moon


Wednesday, September 18, 2013 – 7 PM PDT / 10 PM EDT / 02:00 UTC (9/19)

Join the Slooh Team to celebrate and discuss what we call a Harvest Moon, which is the Full Moon nearest the autumnal equinox.  We’ll be watching wonderful real-time images direct from Slooh’s Canary Islands observatory and through our partner facility in Prescott, Arizona. Paul Cox, Bob Berman, and Matt Francis will join the broadcast


Supermoon LIVE HD Coverage

Supermoon LIVE HD Coverage

Slooh Space Camera to Broadcast Live Feed of the

Full Perigee “Supermoon” in HD



On June 23rd, 2013, the full Moon will be at its closest point to Earth of the entire year, known to astronomers as a perigee-syzygy Moon, and will appear about 12% larger in diameter than when it’s at the other side of its orbit, as it was on June 9th.  Slooh Space Camera will cover the supermoon phenomenon on Sunday, June 23rd,  live on, free to the public,  starting at 6 PM PDT / 9 PM PM EDT / 01 UTC (6/24) – International times here: – viewers can watch live on their PC/MAC/Mobile device or by downloading the free Slooh iPad app in the iTunes store and touching the broadcast icon. Read the rest of this entry »

Eclipse Of The Moon April 2013

Eclipse Of The Moon April 2013

Partial Lunar Eclipse - December 2009 Credit: @Jochta

Partial Lunar Eclipse – December 2009 Credit: @Jochta

On the April 25th 2013 there will be a partial eclipse of the Moon, the first of three lunar eclipses in 2013. It will be seen from The UK and Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia and will look similar to the above image taken by @Jochta of @ReadingAS. The darkening will be at the top of the Moon not the bottom as seen in the image. Read the rest of this entry »

Night Sky Guide August 2012

Constellations, deep-sky objects, planets and events, Tonight’s Sky, Highlights of the August Sky Read the rest of this entry »

Venus, Jupiter and the Crescent Moon Conjunction 26th February 2012

Tonight, just after sunset, Venus, Jupiter and a thin crescent Moon will line up and form a close thin triangle in the evening sky.

If you have clear skies, this spectacle will almost be impossible to miss after the Sun has set.

See the below diagram for positions of  the crescent moon, Venus and Jupiter – They will be an awesome sight!

AstroEvents- Hunting things that “Flash” in the January Sky

Credit: David Dickinsen

2012 is here, and the world shows no sign of ending as the heavens spin on their appointed rounds high overhead. But the diligent observer may be rewarded with several unique an spurious sights, both natural and manmade…

1st up is everyone’s favorite meteor shower named after an obsolete constellation; the Quadrantids peak the morning of January 4th in what is the first large meteor shower of the year. The peak is very swift, only lasting about 12 hours or so and is centered this year on 2:00 AM EST/7:00 AM UTC. This favors the U.S. East Coast in 2012, as the 79% waxing gibbous Moon will set around 2AM local the morning of the 4th for observers in mid-northern latitudes. The radiant of the shower lies at a declination of 52° degrees north at the junction of the modern constellations of Draco, Bootes and Hercules, and thus activity may be visible pre-midnite local, although the setting of the Moon and the rising of the radiant will raise sighting prospects considerably. Expect swift-moving meteors headed outward from the radiant above the handle of the Big Dipper to appear anywhere in the sky. The Quadrantids have been known since the early 1800’s, but there has been much conjecture as to the source parent body. Astronomer Fred Whipple noted in 1963 that the stream bears some resemblance to the Delta Aquarids, and that the orbital path has undergone alterations by the planet Jupiter in the last few thousand years. In 2003, SETI researcher Peter Jenniskens proposed that the source may be then recently discovered asteroid 2003 EH1, which has been tentatively linked to Comet C/1490 Y1, which approached Earth at a distance of 0.52 Astronomical Units on January 12th 1491. Be sure to keep an eye out for Quadrantids on these chilly January mornings, as we commemorate Quadrans Muralis, a constellation that is no longer! Read the rest of this entry »