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Gazette Premium Content Total lunar eclipse to be visible in Colorado Monday night

Jimmy Westlake, Steamboat Today Updated: April 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm
That’s about to change, big time.The sun, moon and Earth line up perfectly for eclipses only during a brief window of opportunity every six months, our so-called “eclipse seasons.”

Coloradans will be treated to the first total lunar eclipse of the upcoming tetrad. At 11:58 p.m., just two minutes before the stroke of midnight, the full Easter egg moon will begin to slip into the dark umbral shadow of the Earth. Throughout the next hour, the dark “bite” out of the moon will grow in size until, at 1:06 a.m. Tuesday, the moon totally will be immersed in Earth’s shadow.

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