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Lunar eclipse to be visible to Colorado late Monday

Published: April 13, 2014, 2:57 pm, by Dalton Walker
The moon looks red during an eclipse, as shown in this photo taken during the total lunar eclipse Dec. 21, 2010. (photo by Robert Grover via Denver Post)

The moon looks red during an eclipse, as shown in this photo taken during the total lunar eclipse Dec. 21, 2010. (photo by Robert Grover via Denver Post)

I wish I was a night owl, especially Monday night. Why? I’m glad you asked.

Colorado will get to see a lunar eclipse during the early morning hours Tuesday, according to a Denver Post weather blog. The eclipse will begin just before midnight, but the real good stuff doesn’t happen until 1:07. This is when the lunar eclipse will at its best, to 2:25 a.m.

A lunar eclipse happens when the sun, Earth and moon line up and the Earth’s shadow falls on the moon. I’m tempted to set my alarm to see if I can catch the eclipse. Will you? Take a photo and send it my way.

To read more about the pending lunar eclipse, click here.