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The moon will dip through part of the Earth's shadow today in a partial lunar eclipse today (July 16) and you can watch it live online, courtesy of the astronomy broadcast service Slooh.
Today's eclipse, the last lunar eclipse of 2019, will be visible primarily from South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, and Slooh will offer live views of the mission from 2:40 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. EDT (1840 to 0020 GMT), from its remotely operated telescopes. You can tune in to the webcast at Slooh's website here, with the website dubbing the event a "Half Blood Lunar Eclipse."
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You will also be able to watch the webcast live at Space.com here, courtesy of Slooh. Slooh uses remotely operated telescopes around the world to connect members to the night sky. Tonight's webcast is available to the public, with memberships for regular access starting at $20 per year.
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This map shows the region of visibility for the partial lunar eclipse of July 16, 2019. Observers in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia will be able to see the eclipse, weather permitting.
Lunar eclipses happen when the full moon passes through Earth's shadow as it orbits on the opposite of the planet from the sun. When the moon is completely in the Earth's shadow, a total lunar eclipse occurs. The deepest part of the shadow is called the umbra. In today's eclipse, the moon is passing only partly into the umbra, so this will be a partial lunar eclipse.
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