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2015 brings first Christmas full moon in 38 years

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 5:14pm MDT

Christmas 2015 will feature the holiday’s first full moon in 38 years and December 25 won’t see another for 19 more years.  The last Christmas full moon occurred in 1977, the next won’t come until 2034. The Full Cold Moon, as December’s full moon is called, will occur at 4:11am MST early Christmas morning. According to the […]

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Shedding light on the rare Sept. 27 supermoon eclipse

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 7:53am MDT

Ashley Morrow, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Coming soon for the first time in more than 30 years: you’ll be able to witness a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse. Late on Sept. 27, 2015, in the U.S. and much of the world, a total lunar eclipse will mask the moon’s larger-than-life face for […]

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Lunar eclipse to bring ‘blood moon’ for second time of year

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 6:15am MDT

For the second time of the year, sky gazers will have the opportunity to witness a total lunar eclipse.  This is in fact the second in a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses, an event called the lunar tetrad. Colorado and the rest of the western United States will have a front row seat […]

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Total lunar eclipse to bring ‘blood moon’ on Tax Day

Monday, April 14th, 2014 10:21am MDT

For those willing to forgo a bit of sleep tonight, a gaze skyward will provide a look at the first lunar eclipse of 2014. The entire celestial event will be visible from Colorado beginning at 11:58 pm tonight as the partial eclipse begins.  Totality occurs at 1:07 am MDT on the morning of April 15 […]

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Photo: Sunrise turns clouds around moon pink and orange

Monday, February 24th, 2014 8:36am MDT

Monday morning brought a stunning sunrise to the area.  We weren’t where we had a clear view of the horizon to get a picture of it but above the clouds around the moon were bathed in pink and orange.  Check out more pictures from this month in our February 2014 slideshow here.

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Photo: A half moon this morning in Adams County

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 10:50am MDT

A half moon this morning in Adams County.  See more images in our February 2014 slideshow here.

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Photo: Rocky Mountain moonset

Saturday, January 18th, 2014 10:14am MDT

Out for a drive yesterday morning taking some pictures.  The wildlife viewing didn’t pan out so well but did capture the moon setting over the Rockies not long after sunrise in Weld County.

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NASA releases video recreating iconic Apollo 8 Earthrise image

Saturday, December 21st, 2013 9:02am MDT

It was Christmas Eve in 1968 when three brave astronauts, the first humans to leave Earth orbit, circled the moon. As the 45th anniversary of that event approaches, NASA has released a video that recreates the iconic Earthrise image that has captivated the world since. Using imagery obtained from its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, the video […]

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Mild night provides great viewing for the full Cold Moon

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 8:30pm MDT

With evening temperatures still hovering around 50 degrees, we headed outside to grab some pictures of a very bright full moon. From the Old Farmer’s Almanac: “December’s Full Moon is called the Full Cold Moon. It is the month when the winter cold fastens its grip and the nights become long and dark.  This full […]

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Hunter’s Moon brightens the early morning sky

Sunday, October 20th, 2013 7:05am MDT

Sunday morning the virtually full moon brightened the landscape.  Captured just before dawn, the image below is technically two days late to be one of the truly full Hunter’s moon but it still appears fully lit. The Hunter’s Moon is the traditional term for the second full moon of autumn, following the Harvest Moon, the […]

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