How Can You View a Live Shot of the Moon?


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Although there are no continuous live feeds of the moon as of 2015, there are several organizations, such as NASA, Night Skies Network and Slooh, that run websites providing live shots of the moon during interesting lunar events. Slooh also allows members to control what their telescopes view.

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NASA posts live feeds of celestial events on NASA TV, which is streamed online from the NASA website. It occasionally offers live shots of the moon, especially during eclipses.

Night Skies Network is a collection of amateur astronomers that publicly broadcast the views from their telescopes on Nightskiesnetwork.com. The site frequently hosts live shots of the moon, but these shots are user-generated and highly dependent on time of day and who is currently broadcasting.

Slooh is a user-operated telescope system that provides visitors who sign up for the service the ability to control Slooh telescopes via their home computers. Users can control Slooh to get live shots of the moon, depending on location and time of day. Slooh also provides live feeds of the moon on its website whenever interesting events, such as eclipses, occur.

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