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Webcam captures the total lunar eclipse

Just in case you missed it, our west-facing weather webcam happened to catch the “super blood blue moon.”  Certainly it isn’t as good as witnessing it in person but it does provide a cool look.  You can see the shadow of the Earth clearly obscuring the moon as the event progresses.  View full screen for the best view.

If you captured images of the celestial event, please share them with us so we can add them to our January slideshow.

Slideshow of images from the blue moon and other random pictures

A New Year's Eve blue moon over Thornton. (ThorntonWeather.com)
A New Year's Eve blue moon over Thornton. (ThorntonWeather.com)

Thornton was treated to a rare New Year’s Eve blue moon and clear weather conditions to allow near perfect viewing of it.  While blue moons are relatively common occuring roughly every 2 1/2 years, they only occur on New Year’s Eve every 19 years. 

The first couple images in the slideshow below are from that night and the others from the night of New Year’s Day.  The other photos were taken the morning of January 2nd as the moon set in the west and then a few pictures of stuff in the ThorntonWeather.com backyard are included.

Remember, if you ever capture great images around Thornton, feel free to email them to us (info@thorntonweather.com) and we will share them on ThorntonWeather.com.