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Watch this Evening's Solar Eclipse Live

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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:33 PM
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As many of you know, a solar eclipse is supposed to happen in a few hours. But unfortunately for some of us, such as me who lives in North America, it will only be visible from South Africa.

The good news is, the Slooh Community Observatory promises to give us a live feed of the event:

Link to the live feed

This is quite ideal for people such as me who rarely catch eclipses. I personally work alot, and the few times the sun gets eclipsed, I usually cannot see it due to cloud cover, or the visibility zone being just off my location. The live feed seems free, and the observatory is an actual observatory called Slooh.

EDIT:

A member below discovered that there was quite a bit of confusion regarding the exact date of the eclipse. After a bit of investigation I have found that the actual date for the eclipse is indeed the 13th of September, 2015, 6:54 UTC.

It is the live feed which will become available at 21:30 EDT.

I hope this gets good! Only a few hours left before the show.


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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 01:43 PM
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Thank you for this, I didn't even know there was a solar eclipse tonight.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 02:12 PM
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a reply to: swanne

What time is that in the Midwest central US time?
Thanks!



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 02:20 PM
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I am a bit confused here if the eclipse happens at 21:30 EDT over Southern Africa.

That's about 3:30 am in South Africa and the sun doesn't rise until around 6am there this time of the year.

So what exactly will we be able to see?



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: antar
a reply to: swanne

What time is that in the Midwest central US time?
Thanks!


I believe central time is -1 hour relative to EDT, which would place the event's time at 1:54 am this night in your timezone.




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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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a reply to: mirageman

Thanks for pointing this out, for this odd detail has eluded my attention. Your confusion is certainly justified, for there seems to be quite a bit of confusion all across Internet itself.

According to this site, the eclipse is dated for 13th of september, 4:40 UTC.

As for Wikipedia, it says that the thing will actually occur the 13th of September, 6:55:19 UTC.

Most confusing indeed. But after seeing this map...



...it would seem that the actual date is 13th of September, 6:54:11 UTC, which is indeed more consistent with sunrise time.

This means 2:54:11 in EDT timezone, and 1:54:11 in Central Time timezone.


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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 03:03 PM
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a reply to: swanne

Thanks for that because it was very confusing.



posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: mirageman

Anytime.


I have updated my original post with the relevant information.


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posted on Sep, 12 2015 @ 07:47 PM
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a reply to: antar

11:30pm CDT. According to the link.




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