(Editor's Update for 9:48 a.m. ET: The Slooh webcast has concluded. For our full story, read: Shortest 'Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse of the Century Thrills Skywatchers .The online Slooh community observatory will provide live views of the total lunar eclipse on Saturday (April 4) in a free webcast beginning at 6 a.m. EDT (1000 GMT). Slooh is an online skywatching service that provides access to remotely operated telescopes for members seeking high-quality views of the night sky. You can watch the free Slooh webcast directly from Slooh at http://www.slooh.com, and in the window below, courtesy of Slooh:
The April 4 total lunar eclipse is the first of two total eclipses of the moon in 2015 and follows closely on the heels of the total solar eclipse on March 20 . The lunar eclipse will be visible across much of Earth, with only Africa and Europe unable to see any of the eclipse. The Visibility Area for partial and total phases of the eclipse include includes Australia, New Zealand, Asia, as well as North and South America.
Slooh's "Breakfast on the Moon" webcast will include views of the total solar eclipse from Slooh partners in Australia, Hong Kong and the United States. Slooh host Eric Edelman will present the webcast and be joined by Slooh astronomers Bob Berman and Will Gater. Viewers can participate in the webcast by posting questions with the hashtag #BreakfastEclipse.
Saturday's event will be the shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century according to NASA. It is also the third consecutive total lunar eclipse in a four-eclipse "tetrad" series.
NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center will host a webchat to answer reader questions on the eclipse. Readers can participate in that webchat by asking Twitter questions to @NASA_Marshall using the hashtag #eclipse2015 from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. ET (1000-1200 GMT).
Editor's Note: If you snap an amazing picture of the lunar eclipse Saturday or any other night sky view that you'd like to share for a possible story or image gallery, send photos, comments, and your name and location to managing editor Tariq Malik at email@example.com.
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