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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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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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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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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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Clear skies over Thornton provide prime lunar eclipse viewing

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 8:48am MDT

Late yesterday afternoon the weather didn’t look like it would cooperate and allow viewing of the rare winter solstice lunar eclipse but in the end Mother Nature was generous.  Some thin, high clouds cast a bit of a ‘fog’ over the start of the event but those cleared and the view was extraordinary. According to […]

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