The much-discussed super blood moon for 2015 has arrived, the below video from NASA reports that at least 51,000 people are watching the live stream from NASA as of this writing. Astronomers are suffering in certain parts of the world like Latin America — along with other viewers in the U.S. — who report that they can’t see the super blood moon due to clouds or rainy weather.
The live Ustream video from NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center proves that there is plenty of interest in the lunar event, which isn’t scheduled to happen again until 2033. Next to the live stream video from NASA are lots of social stream comments from all over the world with viewers giving live updates of whether or not they can actually see the super blood moon of 2015 or not.
Another place to watch the super blood moon of 2015 live is on Time, which shows the super blood moon by itself, without all the additional cuts and information that NASA is providing via interviews with experts and the like.
As Time reports, the full eclipse begins at 2:11 GMT, which translates to 10:11 p.m. Sunday, Eastern Time (ET). Therefore, continuing to watch these live super blood moon feeds should prove interesting as the hour grows later. The breakdown of the stages of this much talked about super blood moon can be found on Time’s site as well, with the full eclipse scheduled to end at 3:23 GMT, which is 11:23 p.m. Sunday, Eastern time. That should give viewers more than an hour to hope the skies over their hometowns clear up enough to witness the rare event — or at least the ability to watch it online.
The super blood moon should affect the tide levels, since full moons normally effect tides. This rare lunar event might end up creating stronger tides, say the NASA experts, with pundits joking that this super blood moon must’ve also brought more clouds. The NASA speakers quipped about plenty of clouds forming over Huntsville, Alabama, because lots of comments about not being able to see the super blood moon in that area flowed into the NASA experts.
Beginning at 10 p.m. ET, NASA is opening up their super blood moon photo contest. The super blood moon NASA contest on Facebook encourages Sunday night’s #SuperBloodMoon fans to snap photos of the #SuperBloodMoon, and to share them with NASA. Beautiful super blood moon photos are flowing into social media like Instagram, as well as Twitter.
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