Cloudy Skies? You Can Still Watch the Lunar Eclipse!

Cloudy skies over much of the U.S. might make for challenging viewing tonight for the solstice lunar eclipse.

This screenshot shows a view of the skies over Marshall Space Flight Center in
Huntsville, Ala., at approximately 6:45 p.m. on Dec. 20. (See Current View)

To help work around the mercurial weather, here’s a list of web sites that are offering live web views. Many of these are located in parts of the country where the weather is clear – and you can still check out the Marshall Space Flight Center Web cam. We’ve had some breaks in the clouds, and we’re hoping for the best as the eclipse time draws closer. Check back on this page throughout the evening for added links. Happy viewing!

List of links – please check individual sites for their viewing times and instructions:

› SpaceVidCast Lunar Eclipse Coverage→
› WPBT2/Miami Science Museum→
› Lunar Eclipse by Coaster Storm’s Weather Center→
› South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association & The Fox Observatory→
› Columbus State University→
› Rothney Astrophysical Observatory→
› Night Skies Network, Jack Huerkamp→
› Astronomers Without Borders Camera Network→
› Lunar Eclipse from Santiago, Chile→

Note: All of the links above are to external sites controlled by organizations other than NASA.

21 thoughts on “Cloudy Skies? You Can Still Watch the Lunar Eclipse!”

  1. I enjoy checking out the eclipse they are awesome.thanks for leting us in on viewing the eclpise. its cloudy here in upstate ny.

  2. So glad you are doing this viewing. Skies over us (mid Ct) are forecast cloudy plus we have trees blocking our view. Thank you.

  3. I just stepped outside and could see the moon through cloudy skies….it has been snowing on and off today. If it doesn’t completely cloud over the eclipse should turn the clouds pink…waaaaay cool. blessed be, all.

  4. Hi everyone — thanks for the comments! Yes, unfortunately the weather is variable here in Huntsville, and right now we have cloudy skies. Hope to have a break in that later tonight, if we’re lucky.

    For those of you asking about viewing areas, time, and such, please visit the chat promo page for that information:

    Happy viewing!

  5. Here in Gainesville, FLorida, at 10:53 p.m. the skies are clear and the moon is enormous and beautiful.

  6. I am so excited! Unfortunately the skies are overcast here in Spencerville ON. I am hoping to get a glimpse of the eclipse, so naturally I went to NASA. Happy sky watching everyone!

  7. Does anyone know of a site that would allow for streaming from a blackberry? I have had no luck so far.

  8. Can’t see the eclipse in our area due to heavy cloud cover. All links on this page produce errors. Either a 500 error, a 404 error or a log in request, with no sign up available.

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  10. how can i watch a lunar or solar eclipse if the weather is cloudy outside?can i build any device through which i can look into the sky even if it is cloudy ?

  11. this eclipse is wank, it’s far too cloudy and to be honest I feel raped and cheated out of this spectacular event!

    Dear weather you are shit!


    Rick & Simon to very upset Engineers! side ways smiley face 🙂

  12. I love to see the lunar eclipse, I love to love the lunar cycle! The lunar cycle is also tied to the cycle of the woman, so what is not to love! Even if I can not see the eclipse live, on is also a good way to watch the moon!

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