Google has begun live streaming today’s Lunar Eclipse on its YouTube channel. The search giant has joined with SLOOH, a company that specialises in streaming space events, to provide a live view with astronomer’s commentary.
Read more about the eclipse here.
Writing on their official blog Google said,
“We’re always fascinated by the unique wonders of space and the world—what can we say, it’s the geek in us! Naturally, when we learned that part of the world will be treated to a rare 100-minute long total lunar eclipse starting at 11:20am PDT today, we were both excited and disappointed that this rare occasion wouldn’t be visible from our Mountain View campus like last year’s eclipse. We suspect we aren’t alone, so you’ll be glad to know that we’ve worked with Slooh Space Camera to let you experience the spectacle wherever you are in the world, in real time.”
Google’s YouTube channel contains live video from one camera while Sloosh allows you to change between cameras based in South Africa, Dubai and Cyprus and allows you to take photos of the Moon.
Together they have also released an app to allow you to view the eclipse live on your Android. The eclipse will only be visible from South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.