Total lunar eclipse captured January 20-21, 2000. (Courtesy of Mr. Eclipse/Fred Espenak)

Coming Up… June 15th Total Lunar Eclipse LIVE

Article Updated: 26 Apr , 2016

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Don’t say we didn’t warn you ahead of time! The upcoming total lunar eclipse will happen on June 15, 2011… and it’s a rare one. This time the Moon will pass directly through the center of the Earth’s shadow cone – an event that hasn’t happened in 11 years and won’t happen again until 2018. The eclipse visibility path will be over Africa, and Central Asia, visible rising over South America, western Africa, and Europe, and setting over eastern Asia. In western Asia, Australia and the Philippines – visible just before sunrise. But before you just read on to another article because you can’t see it from where you live, remember I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve…

Thanks to this fantastic magic we call the Internet, all you need to do is tune into our friends around the world! The first listing of our live eclipse broadcasters will be Astronomylive.com. Coordinating the eclipse project and different activities for this year is Mohan Sanjeevan, a science and science fiction writer from India. Since May 2011, Mohan volunteers as the Event & Broadcast Organizer of AstronomyLive covering his country. But Mohan is more than just a coordinater, he’s also involved in other venues like writing poetry – including science poems (freelance science writing for more than twenty years; writer of nano science and tech articles for Nano Digest, a monthly magazine from India), popularization of science and creating awareness on global warming, alternative sources of energy and making the planet a more livable place. Space and astronomy are his natural areas of interest. To top it off, Sanjeevan is also a researcher – full of implementable ideas for space and future technologies.

AstronomyLive is a center for LIVE astronomy and you can participate, too! Host your broadcasts of various types on this free service. Amateur astronomers, professional astronomers, observatories, astronomy associations and more are all very welcome. The current team consists of Sander Klieverik, Voskuh and Dennis from the Netherlands, LesD from the United States, Mohan Sanjeevan, Aakanksha, Prof. M. Jothi Rajan, Jhon Kennedy, Bhaskar, Abhilasha and Sanyam Kumar Shrivastava from India. All of these great people came together to share the view with you!

And there’s more…

A free, live webcast from Bareket Observatory in Israel will also feature the total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011. How do you get there? Simply click on this link for the Bareket Observatory Live Eclipse Broadcast! The hardworking group in Israel invite you to discover the Moon during the eclipse using hands-on eclipse activities. Conduct your own science projects using the live lunar eclipse feed! What a great opportunity for your students, family and friends!

The great folks at Bareket Observatory have expanded tremendously over the years and now they’re pleased to announce the launch of the Astro-Edu Network, a free state-of-the-art astronomy education database for teachers, students and the general public. Among the goals of AStro-Edu is increased communication and understanding within the population of the Middle East using astronomy as the catalyst. Astro-Edu net can be translated to more than 60 different languages using the integrated translation module (move your cursor over the flag in the upper left to translate the materials).

Lunar Eclipse Timing Chart

So don’t sit out the total lunar eclipse on June 15, 2011 – 17.00 – 23.00 UTC (GMT). Be sure to enjoy the event with our friends around the world!


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Ivan3man_At_Large
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Ivan3man_At_Large
June 12, 2011 11:38 PM

Yo Tammy, in the last paragraph, you wrote “July” instead of June.

Michelle Bryan
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June 13, 2011 6:53 AM

i live in Australia. will it be seen on the 15th june morning or the 16th june morning here, i am a little confused as we see it just before sunrise

DrFlimmer
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DrFlimmer
June 13, 2011 9:26 PM

It will be 2213 in Germany. It will be still bright outside, but this should be visible…. as long as the weather cooperates!

DrFlimmer
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DrFlimmer
June 15, 2011 8:11 PM

What I feared seems to happen. Clouds over Western Germany… at least in the direction where the moon should be…. argh….

Ross Henry
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Ross Henry
June 14, 2011 5:07 AM

I’ll be watching via Universe Today as the Moon turns red, lit by Gaia’s 360 degree sunset light.

Dicky Dyson
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Dicky Dyson
June 14, 2011 12:48 PM

Slooh.com and Google are streaming live images from three locations: South Africa, Dubai, Cyprus. Guess they’re hedging their bets!

They have a special page here: http://eclipse.slooh.com

DD

Kim Oliver Seaman
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Kim Oliver Seaman
June 14, 2011 5:37 PM

I cannot wait to share this event with my 7 year old and my other Children

Lewis McCrary
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June 14, 2011 5:58 PM

We need to send a camera to the Moon for the sole purpose of seeing a Terra(?) eclipse (or would it still be a solar eclipse?). I’d love to see what that view looks like. smile

Jon Hanford
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Jon Hanford
June 14, 2011 9:15 PM

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) will be making its first observations during a total lunar eclipse: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-lro-extreme-close-up-eclipse.html

The Diviner Lunar Radiometer instrument will be looking to see how fast the lunar surface cools during the eclipse. LROs other instruments will be turned off to conserve power during the event.

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Muhammad Wasif Baharudin
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June 15, 2011 12:07 PM

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Tatum ScreamsPain
June 15, 2011 6:42 PM

Omg omg omg!!! What time, what time!!!!! I need EST!!!!!

Kabilan Gnanakumar
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June 15, 2011 7:02 PM

wat will happen wen we see the lunar eclipse in naked eye?

DrFlimmer
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DrFlimmer
June 15, 2011 8:10 PM

Nothing, apart from a beautiful picture in your head. There’s nothing dangerous looking at a lunar eclipse (unlike a solar eclipse!!).

Trevor Wood
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June 15, 2011 7:30 PM

There’s a problem with the link to astronomy live – I’m getting Forbidden

You don’t have permission to access /live-broadcasts on this server.

Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

silver ninja
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silver ninja
June 15, 2011 9:08 PM

No United states sad

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