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GOOGLE DOODLE: Lunar eclipse is the latest ‘motion logo’ to arise

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE ART

If not to the skies, you can at least look to your screens.

You might not be able to see the lunar eclipse from your speck on the globe, but thanks to Google, you can see the gray-to-burnt-orange ”event” with a motion logo on the California company’s home page.

Google says that its digital eclipse updates every two minutes — refresh your browser to get the new images.

The images of the eclipse are reportedly being provided by the SLOOH Space Camera, which is in the Canary Islands. (And how deftly opportunistic for the new “Transformers” film to buy ad space on that site last Comic Riffs checked — we would have expected, say, “Super 8.”)

According to astronomers, the moon — as it crosses the Earth's shadow — will be at least partly covered for more than five hours.

Google is also providing eclipse images on its YouTube channel.

Writer/artist/visual storyteller Michael Cavna is creator of the "Comic Riffs" column and graphic-novel reviewer for The Post's Book World. He relishes sharp-eyed satire in most any form.

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