Lunar Eclipse VIDEO: Watch The June 2011 Total Eclipse Online

06/15/2011 01:31 pm ET | Updated Aug 15, 2011

Thank goodness for the Internet! Tonight's total lunar eclipse -- the first of 2011, and the longest in nearly 11 years -- isn't visible in North America, but the video below from Sky Watchers Association Of North Bengal (SWAN) is live streaming the entire spectacle.

According to NASA, the lunar eclipse begins at 1:24 p.m. EDT, though the 100-minute long totality (when the Earth's shadow completely covers the moon) will happen from 3:22 p.m. EDT until 5:02 p.m. EDT.

SWAN isn't the only group documenting the rare spectacle and sharing it with the world. Google announced that a live stream of the lunar eclipse can be watched on their YouTube channel (also embedded below) or by using the Sky layer in Google Earth. The feed comes from the Slooh Space Camera, and they have a live interface to let users take part in the lunar eclipse, as well.

UPDATE: Because the lunar eclipse is now over, we have replaced the live feeds below with video of the event.


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