Slooh to Host Free Livestream of the “Ring of Fire” Annular Eclipse
Space enthusiasts, teachers, students, and media alike can watch the eclipse live during Slooh’s online Star Party on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11 am EDT
Washington Depot, Connecticut, September 12, 2023 – Slooh, the pioneer in offering live online telescope feeds of the universe and an NGSS-aligned curriculum for school communities worldwide, will be livestreaming the upcoming “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at 11 am EDT. All space enthusiasts are invited to witness the event via Slooh’s professional-grade online telescopes, as well as hear commentary about the phenomenon from Slooh’s science experts. The footage will also be available for individuals and schools to view on-demand after the eclipse.
During the online event, participants will view the moon when it is close to apogee – or the furthest from the earth in its elliptical orbit – as it passes between the sun and the earth. Given that the moon’s size appears smaller than the sun, an outer solar ring will remain visible around the moon’s silhouette, creating an awe-inspiring “ring of fire.”
“The ‘Ring of Fire’ annular eclipse will be a breathtaking sight to behold and we look forward to sharing it with as many people as possible – from teachers to students to amateur astronomers – during our upcoming Star Party,” said Michael Paolucci, founder of Slooh. “Our goal at Slooh is to always make space exploration and discovery accessible to all and this upcoming livestream provides an opportune time for individuals – regardless of where they are located – to truly experience this incredible phenomenon right before their eyes.”
While the livestream is available for everyone to view, new and existing Slooh members can also interact with Slooh’s experts and snap their own photos of the event to commemorate the phenomenon or to create a poster or GIF of the event.
Slooh has been a longstanding leader in live online streaming solar eclipses and other celestial events such as lunar eclipses, near-Earth asteroids, meteor showers, supernovae, planetary transits, conjunctions, and more. These livestreams have been featured by major media outlets, including Google Doodle, and contributed to numerous space-related articles.
To learn more about Slooh, visit www.slooh.com. To learn more about the upcoming “Ring of Fire” annular eclipse, visit https://www.slooh.com/post/ring-of-fire-annular-eclipse.
To Embed the Slooh Livestream on Websites
To embed Slooh’s coverage into any website, visit Slooh’s YouTube event page. Click "Share" below the video and then select "Embed" to get the embed code to insert into your webpage.
Embed link: <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zbc5ETZnG3o?si=pteUg1e5hRKDylc-" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe>
If you embed Slooh’s livestream, you must adhere to the following conditions:
Slooh owns all copyright to the text, images, photographs, video, audio, graphics, user interface, and other content provided on Slooh live broadcasts. Slooh may run ads before, during, or after any broadcast.
The following copy must be included in the page where the broadcast is embedded:
“Visit www.slooh.com to snap and share your own photos from this live event, and interact with our hosts and guests, and personally control Slooh’s telescopes.”
“Courtesy of Slooh” must be located adjacent to the feed with a link back to www.slooh.com.
Slooh brings the wonders of space exploration to the public, at school and at home. For almost 20 years, the company has provided the ability to view space phenomena, capture observational data, and engage in gamified learning through its patented user-controlled network of online telescopes and standards-aligned curriculum for upper elementary through post-secondary students around the world. Slooh is funded in part by a National Science Foundation grant. To learn more about Slooh, visit https://www.slooh.com.