Stargazers in Australia, Asia, and North America will have the best view of the total lunar eclipse that should be happening on Saturday, when the Earth will cast its shadow over the moon.
Scientists say the total eclipse will last 51 minutes and eight seconds. The main event will start at 9:05 a.m. EST.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon. While doing that, it casts a long shadow on the lunar surface, causing it to become dark. However, sunlight peeks through the edges of the Earth’s atmosphere and creates a reddish glow on the moon.
You can watch the eclipse progress here and listen to a live feed narrated by astronomer Bob Berman.
BBC presenter Duncan Copp, who directed the documentary “In the Shadow of the Moon” about the U.S. manned missions to the moon, and heliophysicist Lucie Green, a researcher based at the Mullard Space Science Laboratory, will be joining him on the program. He has also provided numbers so that viewers can call in with questions.
You can also watch a live video from the Seikei Meteorological Observatory in Tokyo, Japan, below.
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