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The online observatory Slooh.com will host a free live webcast tonight (May 29) to showcase the Full Flower Moon of May. Slooh's webcast begins at 7 p.m. EDT (2300 GMT). Watch the webcast live here, courtesy of Slooh.com, or directly from Slooh.com here.Watch the webcast live here, courtesy of Slooh.com, or directly from Slooh.com here.
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Paul Cox will be going back-to-basics to explain how our Moon formed, what causes lunar phases, as well as an unusual phenomenon where the Moon appears to "rock and roll"! He'll also be introducing the "How Many Moons in One Night?" challenge - where Slooh members see how many of our solar system's moons they can capture in a single night using Slooh's high powered robotic telescopes.
Slooh's Storyteller Helen Avery will be telling us about why this particular Full Moon is named the "Full Flower Moon", as well as some of the other names used by different cultures down the ages. Helen will also delve into a little moon lore and legend while viewers can switch between the different live telescope feeds during the livecast.
Viewers are encouraged to ask questions of Slooh’s astronomers by Tweeting them to @Slooh or by taking part in the live chat on Facebook.