Beresheet moon landing, check the exact landing time where you are.
SpaceIL confirmed in a tweet on Thursday that its live broadcast will begin at 21:45 Israel time (18:45 UTC) and that the landing process will commence at 22:05 (19:05 UTC). That’s from just after midday in North America. See below to check the exact landing time where you are.
Fresh from elections, Israel is on the cusp of becoming the fourth nation to land on the surface of the moon. Israeli space startup SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries’s lander, called Beresheet (Hebrew for “Genesis”), is currently in orbit and getting ready for its scheduled dive down to the lunar surface Thursday.
Landing on the moon is something that’s been achieved only by three nations, the United States, the Soviet Union, and China, though India’s Chandrayaan-2 (“moon vehicle”) mission could follow suit very soon.
Where can I watch the Beresheet moon landing live?
SpaceIL has prepared a YouTube channel for broadcasting live pictures of the landing and from the moon’s surface with the title “LIVE broadcast – Beresheet lands on the Moon Fasten your seatbelts, we are about to land.” It will start broadcasting at 21:45 Israel time (18:45 UTC). It’s also worth checking SpaceIL’s Twitter account on Thursday as well as the SpaceIL website.
Beresheet is scheduled to touch down at 19:05 UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) on Thursday, which converts as the following times for cities around the world (you can convert any timezone here). That timing works well with the moon since it’s at First Quarter on April 11 and Beresheet’s landing site will be illuminated by the Sun.
Here’s when to watch Beresheet land on the moon from some of the world’s major cities:
05:05 on Friday, April 12 in Sydney
04:05 on Friday, April 12 in Tokyo
02:05 on Friday, April 12 in Bangkok
03:05 on Friday, April 12 in Beijing, Hong Kong
00:35 on Friday, April 12 in Mumbai
22:05 on Thursday, April 11 in Jerusalem, Moscow
21:05 on Thursday, April 11 in Paris, Johannesburg, Cairo
20:05 on Thursday, April 11 in London, Dublin
16:05 on Thursday, April 11 in Rio de Janeiro
15:05 on Thursday, April 11 in New York
14:05 on Thursday, April 11 in Chicago
13:05 on Thursday, April 11 in Salt Lake City
12:05 on Thursday, April 11 in Phoenix, Los Angeles, San Francisco