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Solar Eclipse Live! – Video from the Faroe Islands

Live video brought to you by Slooh.com

On the early morning of March 20th from North America, the Moon will slide in front of the Sun to form, in certain special locations on Earth, a Total Solar Eclipse. Slooh is sending an expedition team led by Paul Cox to the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic, in order to stream live images of this magnificent total eclipse as it happens!

This two and a half hour long broadcast will begin on Friday, March 20th, starting at 1:30 AM PDT / 4:30 PM EDT / 8:30 UTC – International Times: goo.gl/uv5BhY. The free live broadcast will be manned by Slooh Host, Eric Edelman, and Slooh Engineer and Correspondent in the Field, Paul Cox. The Slooh team will be joined by multiple special guests, including solar researcher Dr. Lucie Green and documentarian Dr. Duncan Copp. Twitter users can ask the team questions to answer live on the air via the hashtag #SloohEclipse

Says Slooh Astronomer Bob Berman, “Nothing — and I mean absolutely nothing in nature — is as powerful and spectacular as the totality of a solar eclipse. Sadly, they only happen every 360 years on average for any given location, which means that a very low percentage of the population has ever seen one. This time, the moon’s shadow sweeps over the remote Faroe Islands of the North Atlantic. Slooh has sent a team equipped with specialized, proprietary equipment to bring this spectacle live to the rest of our planet. This event should not be missed.”

On the road to the Faroe Islands and the total solar eclipse, Slooh expedition team will be making a stop to image the Northern Lights in Iceland, considered one of the best locations to catch a view of the incredible, shimmering aurorae. On St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, Slooh will be putting on a live show broadcasting these notoriously green lights! The show will begin at 3:00 PM PDT / 6:00 PM EDT / 22:00 UTC – International Times: goo.gl/aPZf5E. Our St. Patrick’s Day Northern Lights special broadcast will be manned by Slooh Host, Will Gater, and Paul Cox from his location, mid-expedition, in Iceland. Use the hashtag #SloohAurora to ask questions for Will and Paul to answer live on the air

Says Will, “This Tuesday we will have a ringside seat on Slooh to explore the shimmering spectacle of the Northern Lights. With Paul Cox speaking to us live from Iceland we hope to capture some of the magic and emotion of watching this enthralling natural phenomenon. It promises to be a show you won’t want to miss!”

The Northern Lights and a total solar eclipse are starkly different but both uniquely incredible celestial phenomena. Here is an opportunity to experience live views of both in one week, live from Slooh.com.

Total Solar Eclipse Live Credit: NASA

 

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