The last solar eclipse appeared over North America in 2017, and people in that part of the world will have to wait until 2024 to see the next one. South American sky-gazers will be treated to the phenomenon much sooner: On December 14, 2020, the moon's shadow will fall on Chile and Argentina, and Slooh is streaming the event live to viewers around the world.
Slooh is a streaming service that broadcasts celestial events from its global network of telescopes. With help from the Institute of Astrophysics of Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Slooh's observatory partner in Chile, it will capture the moment the moon passes in front of the sun on Monday, December 14. The streaming event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. EST, or 14:30 UTC.
If you're not a Slooh member, you can tune into the live stream through the service's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages. You can check out their YouTube stream in the video below. A team of astronomers, plus psychologist and eclipse chaser Dr. Kate Russo, will be providing live commentary of the eclipse. Viewers with a Slooh subscription will have access to special bonus material, like a Zoom conversation with the panel of experts. Slooh members are also able to snap photos of the spectacle from their computers and use them to create a custom infographic. You can learn more about the services Slooh offers here.
If you're lucky enough to live within the path of totality, you don't need to log on to watch the moon eclipse the sun this month. Here are some tips for viewing the upcoming event and any future solar eclipses.
Courtesy of Slooh. Visit Slooh.com to snap and share your own photos from this live event, interact with the hosts and guests, and personally control Slooh’s telescopes.