Slooh Webcasts: Vernal Equinox and Super Worm Moon Celebration

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The online observatory hosted a live webcast of the Super Worm Moon and the vernal equinox on Wednesday (March 20). You can watch a replay in the window above, courtesy of Slooh. You can also watch it directly on here

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When, Where and How to Watch the March Equinox and the Supermoon

Watch Slooh’s live coverage of two astronomical events on the same night.

WASHINGTON DEPOT, Conn – March 15th, 2019

On Wednesday, March 20th, at 11 AM PDT | 2 PM EDT | 18:00 UTC, Slooh will broadcast live coverage of the March Equinox and the third and final Supermoon of 2019. The March Equinox marks the first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, and the first day of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. We will see the Supermoon rise as the Sun sets through Slooh’s highly specialized solar telescope at our Canary Islands observatory.

During the show, we will hear from Slooh’s resident storyteller, Helen Avery, who will be reporting from Stonehenge, the famous World Heritage Site in England where thousands congregate to celebrate the equinox. Helen will give us news and highlights from the event at dawn which attracts thousands of visitors every year and has been a place of importance since the Neolithic and Bronze Ages.

A Supermoon occurs when a Full Moon coincides with its perigee; the Moon's closest approach to Earth. The Equinoxes occur in March and September, marking the change in seasons in both hemispheres.

Joining Slooh’s resident crew for the show is Dr. Mike Shaw. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Shaw will provide unique tales from his experiences chasing celestial events as an astrophotographer.

During the show, viewers can ask questions to Slooh hosts Paul Cox and Dr. Paige Godfrey via the Slooh community discussion boards.

Event Timing:

Live Stream starts: 11AM PDT  ¦ 2PM EDT ¦ 18:00UTC

Live Stream ends: 12PM PDT  ¦ 3PM EDT ¦ 19:00UTC

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