Many parts of the world will be able to witness what is called a “super flower blood moon” tomorrow (May 16). The eclipse will be most visible between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. IST on May 16. But there is a catch: it will not be visible to viewers in India. But that doesn’t mean you can’t see it at all. Here we have collected some of the ways you can live stream the lunar eclipse from different parts of the world.
What is a “super flower blood moon”?
Today’s full moon will be closest to Earth in its elliptical orbit, making it a “supermoon.” This time will also coincide with a full lunar eclipse, so it will also be a “blood moon.” In some parts of the world, a full moon is also called a “flower moon” because it coincides with spring flowers. Hence the full nomenclature: Super Blood Moon Flower.
During the total eclipse, the moon will have a faint reddish glow as red wavelengths of sunlight filter through our atmosphere to reach the moon’s surface and be reflected for us to see. At different times during the eclipse, it might also look like the moon is taking on shades of orange, yellow, or brown. But unfortunately for astronomers in India, the eclipse will not be visible across the entire subcontinent. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch it! Here are some services you can use to live stream the eclipse from places that can see it.
How to live stream the full lunar eclipse online
NASA Live Science
NASA Science Live will stream the eclipse live via its YouTube channel between 11:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. ET on May 15 (8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. IST on May 16). The stream will show telescope views of the eclipse from around the world as NASA experts talk about both the eclipse and the space agency’s plans to put humans back on the moon with the Artemis program. Users can also submit any questions they wish to ask using the hashtag #askNASA. You can see NASA’s live stream below.
Sociedad Astronómica de Álava: watch the lunar eclipse from Spain
The Sociedad Astronomica de Álava is a non-profit organization that has an astronomical observatory. They will be live streaming the Super Flower Blood Moon from the province of Álava in the Spanish Basque Country. You can see it below.
The Virtual Telescope Project See the Eclipse of Rome
The Virtual Telescope Project provides remote online access to a powerful set of robotic telescopes for users around the world to experience astronomy. The project will broadcast the lunar eclipse live from Rome, Italy. You can see the live stream below.
Time and date
Time and Date is a Norwegian site that provides information on time and time zones for regions of the world. They will be hosting a lunar eclipse live stream on their YouTube channel with views from multiple locations including Los Angeles, San Diego, Tucson, New York, USA; Sudbury, Canada; and Santiago, Chile. You can watch their live stream below.
If you miss this total lunar eclipse, the next one is expected to be November 8 this year, according to NASA’s lunar eclipse calendar. But during it, a partial eclipse will be visible from India at moonset.