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Replay! Slooh webcasts 1st penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020

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On Friday, Jan. 10, the online Slooh observatory will host a free live webcast of the first of four penumbral lunar eclipses of 2020. The webcast begins at 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT) and you can watch it live here, courtesy of 

Friday's lunar eclipse is a relatively minor eclipse of the moon as it passes through the outermost edge of Earth's shadow, which is known as the "penumbra." As such, the event can be a bit hard to spot with the unaided eye. 

Here's a guide on the Jan. 10 event: 

Penumbral Lunar Eclipse Occurs Friday: Here's What to Expect

Slooh members can also watch it directly on here and on Slooh's Facebook page here. Viewers can ask questions on Twitter using the hashtag #Slooh.

From Slooh:

WASHINGTON DEPOT, CT - January 7th, 2020

If you're a science reporter, you may already know what Slooh is. For the rest of you, Slooh is a robotic telescope service for amateur astronomers and students and was the first to livestream celestial images in real-time. We partner with schools worldwide to provide this service, and it's available to the public at

By mid-2020 Slooh will have 12 telescopes online spanning three continents and covering the sky for 20+ hours every day.

This matters to your readers because we partnered with the National Science Foundation and school systems worldwide to provide guided learning, allowing students, amateur astronomers and space enthusiasts to take part in research and discovery while learning scientific reasoning in a fun and engaging way.

Many people live in light-polluted cities where they cannot see much of the night sky. We take them outside that bubble, and we need your help sharing this space mission with your readers!

Slooh's next mission is to livestream the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse - marking the start of Slooh's 17th year of operation. Hosted by Chief Astronomical Officer Paul Cox, our team of experts will discuss what makes this type of lunar eclipse the most subtle of all eclipses - difficult to see with naked eyes, but visible using Slooh's telescopes as we watch the Moon darken slightly as it passes into Earth’s outer penumbral shadow. The team will also discuss how amateur astronomers, space enthusiasts, and students use Slooh's robotic telescopes to explore space every night.

Viewers will be able to ask questions during the show and they’ll be able to snap their own photos of the eclipse using Slooh's Starshare camera.

Event Details

Event Timing for Friday, January 10th, 2020:

Live Stream Commences: 2:30 PM EST ¦ 19:30UTC

Live Stream Ends: 4:15 PM EST ¦ 21:15UTC

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