Lunar Eclipse on 4th April

Tomorrow, 4th April 2015, sees the shortest total lunar eclipse of the century, being total for only 4 minutes and 43 seconds. It is the third in a tetrad of eclipses. You can learn more about the tetrad in a video on this page. Just a couple of weeks ago there was a solar eclipse and the same resources that we referred you to can be used with lunar eclipses.

HeyWhatsThat’s eclipse page uses the Google Earth plugin to show you where in the sky the eclipse will take place, based on your location. You will need to tell your browser to allow the Google Earth plugin on the site to make it work.

Xavier Jubier’s site has more information, including a visibility map showing which parts of the globe will be able to see it (The Western USA, across the Pacific, East Asia, Australia and New Zealand).

The Slooh Community Observatory will be broadcasting it live, but you have to be a member or sign up for a free trial to watch it.

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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Comments

  1. some ten mild tremors ranging from1.00 to 2.9mb were noted by ISR gujrat near Kachha area on4th april2015.A sandstorm near Dubai moved eastwards yesterday,24hrs before Lunar eclipse,Rain in Haryana,Delhi&srinagar today,clearly indicates “Relation of Earthquakes&climate changes”,please note,a4mb shock near Andman islands today morning,occured as predicted earlier. shripad phatak.



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