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Moon Phases Affect Earthquakes, Study Says

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 4:19am MDT

What causes earthquakes? Seismologists and other scientists have been trying to understand the geological phenomenon for centuries in a bid to come up with some sort of an effective early warning system that could save many lives. And while our understanding of earthquakes is still relatively poor, a new study links the intensity of quakes […]

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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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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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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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Gorgeous Colorado sunrise follows early morning crescent moon (Photos)

Sunday, September 29th, 2013 1:23pm MDT

One of the benefits of being early risers like we are is that we oftentimes get to see what many others sleep through.  Those that had their eyes closed just before the sunrise and as it came up, missed quite a show.  Here are a few shots we took this morning. [pe2-image src=”http://lh4.ggpht.com/-Li1oR3QnB5M/Ukh9XPB3CJI/AAAAAAAAAvU/sc3NElEWgcM/s144-c-o/twe1.jpg” href=”https://picasaweb.google.com/108306177534978229224/09292013MoonAndSunrise#5929126747558054034″ caption=”A […]

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Remembering a national hero: NASA releases Neil Armstrong tribute video

Thursday, September 13th, 2012 11:06am MDT

There are few Americans who don’t know the name ‘Neil Armstrong’ and can’t cite the tremendous contribution the man made to exploration and our nation.  Following his passing last week, a memorial service was held today at the Washington National Cathedral and a new video tells much about the man. On July 16, 1969, Neil […]

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Image of the Day: Earth’s atmosphere and moon

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 4:14am MDT

NASA’s Earth Observatory releases some of the most stunning views of the planet taken by satellites and astronauts.  It’s ‘Image of the Day’ today is a stunning one showing the Earth’s atmosphere with a crescent moon hovering above. Taken by astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) on July 31, 2011, the image clearly shows […]

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