Astral Eclipse Google Logo & Other Eclipse reporting

Google's a giant fan of the open sky, when awesome things are happening in it. A Google Doodle, as well as heaping scoops fulls of other access points from Google, give users the chance to check out today's lunar eclipse.

The Astral Eclipse Google Doodle
Live from Google's home page, users can see a Google logo that illustrates the current position of the total lunar eclipse (taking place from 11:20 a.m. PT and lasting for over an hour). While users in select portions of Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, South The united states, and Asia can see the eclipse for themselves, the doodle allows somebody the whole world round to check out the current status.
The slider on the doodle itself lets users check out the various states that the eclipse was in earlier in the day. Google is also showing a special box on the search results page after you click on the logo, telling you that the eclipse is in progress and where it can be viewed from.
This is more of lots of animated doodles introduced in the last years, demonstrating the search giant's increasing ambition in this minor feature. It is expected that the doodle will be available for all of today and will become available in archived format in the near future.

Other Google Lunar Coverage

The doodle is not the only way that users can use Google to keep track of the lunar eclipse. Here are Google's other resources on this topic:

  •    Thanks to a partnership with the Sloop Space Camera, users can check out an interface that gives footage, commentary, and community discussion.
  •     Sloop Space Camera also has an Android app that provides images on the eclipse.
  •    Users can watch a live stream and some condensed videos of the eclipse on the Google YouTube page.
  •    This freshly released Google Earth K ML adds the eclipse to the "sky" layer of Earth.
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