Super encounter with blood wolf moon, total lunar eclipse

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A composite image showing phases of the eclipse.

We were treated to another super celestial show Sunday (Jan. 20).

It is this year’s only total lunar eclipse and we were witnesses. The KP Facebook page was beside itself.

“I was standing on my deck, peeking through trees, when I remembered you had the best view,” writes Susan Freiler Mendenhall, an administrator of the KP Facebook page.

“I couldn’t see it for the forest either,” wrote De Anna Williams.

“Yes the stars were shining so brightly and that red moon accompanied by the coyote chorus….just amazing!,” chimed in Joy Carmen.

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Just after 7 p.m., I was racing across the Home bridge to get home, I could see the earth’s shadow beginning its slow crawl across a bright hot moon. This phenomenon occurs when the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon, causing the Sun’s light to bend towards the moon to give it that spooky salmon hue.

The coyotes began to howl — joined in shortly by the Goofy Goldendoodle — and the sea lions grunted and barked as the moon began to blush.

“(It) was well worth watching. Nature puts on quite a show!,” wrote Joyce Dunn.

If you missed it, the next total lunar eclipse will be in 2021.

 

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