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Last Tuesday morning's total eclipse of the moon was widely observed from all over North America. In Colorado, we were particularly well positioned to watch the event and clear skies prevailed. This image was taken through an 11-inch telescope at 1:54am while the moon still was deep within the shadow of the Earth. Filtered sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere turned the normally brilliant full moon into a ghost-like, reddish orb. Our next total lunar eclipse will happen before dawn Oct. 8, 2014.

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