Total lunar eclipse to be visible in Colorado Monday night

By: Jimmy Westlake, Steamboat Today
April 14, 2014 Updated: April 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm
0
photo - When eclipsed by the Earth's dark shadow, the moon glows with the combined light of every sunrise and sunset on Earth at that moment, projected onto the moon. This photo captured the total lunar eclipse of Dec. 21, 2010, the last one seen from Colorado. Next Monday night, the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses will occur over Colorado. Jimmy Westlake via Steamboat Today
When eclipsed by the Earth's dark shadow, the moon glows with the combined light of every sunrise and sunset on Earth at that moment, projected onto the moon. This photo captured the total lunar eclipse of Dec. 21, 2010, the last one seen from Colorado. Next Monday night, the first of four consecutive total lunar eclipses will occur over Colorado. Jimmy Westlake via Steamboat Today 
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.

For more, click here.

Total lunar eclipse to be visible in Colorado Monday night

By: Jimmy Westlake, Steamboat Today
Updated: April 14, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Total eclipses of the moon are unusual, but not rare. Someone on the Earth gets to see one almost every year, but from any given location, you can expect to see a total lunar eclipse about once every 2 1/2 years on average. The last one seen from Colorado was Dec. 21, 2010, so we’ve been in a...

You've reached your 4 FREE premium stories for this 30 day period*

Already have an account? Login

*A 30 day rolling period starts the day you first visit the site.