According to ace weatherman, Justin Berk, CBM, the wind chill in Baltimore at midnight tonight—the time of the Super Blood Wolf Moon—will be a brisk -9 degrees. This is the last full lunar eclipse until May 26, 2021 and because it’s a simultaneous total lunar eclipse and a “supermoon” it’s one worth watching.
That being said, if you don’t feel like breaking out your puffy coat, gloves, scarf, ear muffs, and flask of warm brandy, in the middle of the night, you have options.
- Slooh will be webcasting the event from observatories in the Canary Islands, Chile, and their partner Prescott Observatory in Arizona. Slooh Astronomers Paul Cox and Dr. Paige Godfrey, together with Slooh’s Storyteller Helen Avery, will be talking about eclipse science and cultural reflection. Slooh’s live cast requires registration.
- An easier viewing experience comes via Space.com. They will simulcast the Slooh webcast on their home page without registration.
- The Exploratorium in San Francisco will provide live lunar eclipse Facebook, and their broadcast, like Slooh’s, and Space.com’s will begin at 10:30 p.m. EST (0330 GMT/7:30 p.m. PST) as the moon moves into the darker region of Earth’s shadow, called the umbra. “The Exploratorium will broadcast a telescope view of the moon live from Pier 15 on San Francisco’s Embarcadero,” museum representatives announced on the Exploratorium website.
- The Exploratorium in San Francisco will provide live lunar eclipse Facebook.
- The Virtual Telescope Project will work with astrophotographers watching the total lunar eclipse from the United States and Panama to deliver a live feed of the event beginning at 10:30 p.m. EST (0330 GMT/7:30 p.m. PST). That project is a celestial-viewing service managed by Italian astronomer Gianluca Masi.
- Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles will live stream the eclipse beginning at 8:00 p,m, and ending the following morning, Jan 21 at 3:00 a.m. EST.
So, there you go—a mid-winter, total lunar eclipse you needn’t bundle up to watch. But, even though you won’t need to break out your puffy coat, take it from a long-time stargazer, the warm brandy is a great idea.
Update: I was just reminded that TimeAndDate.com will be streaming the eclipse live. You can watch it here.