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Webcam captures the total lunar eclipse

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 11:19am MDT

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 […]

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Rare ‘super blood blue moon’ visible on Jan 31

Sunday, January 28th, 2018 8:58am MDT

A cosmic event not seen in 36 years — a rare “super blood blue moon” — may be glimpsed January 31 in parts of western North America, Asia, the Middle East, Russia and Australia. The event is causing a buzz because it combines three unusual lunar events — an extra big super moon, a blue […]

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Total solar eclipse mesmerizes America

Monday, August 21st, 2017 6:24pm MDT

Sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. Millions of die-hard eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers alike converged in cities along the path of totality, a 70-mile (113-kilometer) wide swath […]

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Total Solar Eclipse in 1979 Ended With Moving Message

Monday, August 21st, 2017 10:21am MDT

Before Monday, the last total solar eclipse to pass over North America was in 1979, and one ABC News anchor had high hopes for the generation who would experience the astronomical phenomenon 38 years later. Frank Reynolds covered the eclipse on February 26, 1979. The broadcaster guided viewers as the eclipse approached totality, the period […]

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Solar eclipse to fill small towns across America

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 5:52am MDT

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. | This railroad town of 25,000 may be just a speck on flyover country, but for one day next week, North Platte will feel like the center of the universe. Millions of people are expected to gravitate toward rural America to view Monday’s total solar eclipse, a rare celestial event. The path […]

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Safety Tips For Watching The Solar Eclipse

Monday, July 24th, 2017 8:55am MDT

On Aug. 21, the moon will block out the sun completely, as seen from the United States, following a narrow band across the country while the shadow of the moon moves from the west coast to the east. The total solar eclipse will the first across the entirety of the contiguous United States since June […]

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Supermoon eclipse provides rare celestial event Sunday

Thursday, September 24th, 2015 1:12pm MDT

A total lunar eclipse coupled with a ‘supermoon’ will bring a very unusual scene to the sky on Sunday.  Taken separately, the two events are not quite as extraordinary or rare.  However, this will be the first time in 33 years they have occurred at the same time and the last for another 18 years. […]

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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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Thornton gets front row view of the last lunar eclipse until 2014

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 9:31am MDT

It was a very cold morning in Thornton as the temperature dropped to 15° but the fog that was forecast never materialized and we had a great view of the lunar eclipse.  Just before dawn the Earth’s shadow began to encroach on the moon and just as the eclipse was peaking, the moon set behind […]

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Early risers Saturday to be treated to ‘super-sized’ total lunar eclipse

Friday, December 9th, 2011 9:04am MDT

If you can get yourself out of bed early in the morning on Saturday, December 10, 2011 you will be treated to the last total lunar eclipse for nearly three years.  For viewers in Thornton and along the Colorado Front Range, the event will be relatively quick but punctuated by a setting moon with the […]

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