Chasing Eclipses with timeanddate.com
timeanddate.com captures breathtaking live images of solar and lunar eclipses, and planetary transits worldwide using a mobile observatory.
In 2019, timeanddate.com's mobile observatory is back on the road.
Two Eclipses in July
First Time in 2018
We first took timeanddate.com's mobile observatory on the road in 2018, capturing the July 27, 2018 total lunar eclipse from Santorini, Greece. The next location was Ouarzazate, Morocco for the January 20 / 21, 2019 total lunar eclipse.
A Traveling Telescope
Although the setup of a mobile observatory is a lot simpler than one might think, there is quite an extensive list of items needed to make sure the images make it all the way to our viewers, including:
- a telescope or two,
- a camera to capture the telescope images,
- a couple of computers with the right software,
- networking equipment,
- a good internet connection,
- a huge number of cables and batteries, and,
- astronomy enthusiasts willing to travel across oceans.
Help us keep up the good work. More
- Mercury Transit: November 11, 2019
- Partial Lunar Eclipse: July 16–17, 2019
- Total Solar Eclipse: July 2, 2019
- Total Lunar Eclipse: January 20-21, 2019
- Total Lunar Eclipse: July 27-28, 2018
- Total Lunar Eclipse: January 31, 2018
- Total Solar Eclipse: August 21, 2017
- Partial Lunar Eclipse: August 7, 2017
- Annular Solar Eclipse: February 26, 2017
- Mercury Transit: May 9, 2016