Posted by katzueno on Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 (Japan Standard Time)

Total lunar eclipse is coming at this evening in Japan

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Total lunar eclipse is coming at 4:40pm this evening in Japan. If you are in the northern part of Japan, you have the higher chance to catch the lunar eclipse (Wikipedia). If clear sky, the total eclipse can be seen throughout Japan as the moon rises from east sky.

The last time that Japan had lunar eclipse was 3 years 4 months ago. This is once-in-a-while experience if you are lucky.

According to the report from WeatherNews Japan, because of unstable weather condition on the west side of Japan, the Norhern Japan has better chance to witness the total lunar eclipse.

The characteristics of lunar eclipse is that the moon turns to red.

 

Time of the moon eclipse

You may be able to see the eclipse as the moon rises from East. The following is the time of each location that you may be able to see the eclipse by WeatherNews.jp

Location Moon rises at
ForecastNotes
Sapporo 3:53pm Definately
Can been seen from the beginning of the eclipse
Sendai 4:11pm Have chance
Can been seen from the beginning of the eclipse
Tokyo 4:24pm Cloudy Can been seen at right before the beginning of the total eclipse
Nagoya 4:39pm Cloudy Can been seen from the beginning of total eclipse
Osaka 4:42pm Cloudy Can been seen during the total eclipse
Fukuoka 5:09pm Cloudy Can been seen during the total eclipse
Okinawa 5:36pm Have chance
Can been seen during the total eclipse

Click here to check the forecast map by WeatherNews.jp. The orange area has the higher chance; the white area has the chance; and the gray area has few chace.

WeatherNews will also provide live streaming service for its member.

 

Ustream

There are a couple websites that provides live streaming from outside Japan.

 

Observing the planets
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/observing-the-planets

SpaceVidcast.com
http://www.ustream.tv/spacevidcast

NASA-TV
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-msfc

http://go.nasa.gov/MoreEclipseCams

 

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Katz Ueno
As the Editor-in-chief & Producer of YokosoNews, Katz wants to show Japan to the rest of the world.
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