We traveled to Winter Park, Colorado for a few days this past weekend and enjoyed watching the shortest lunar eclipse in 100 years. The full moon gave us a beautiful show as it set below the mountain peaks. We took these shots at about 6:15am MT.
Bud has been observing the moon for the past month in our homeschool, so this was the perfect conclusion to his studies. We have been learning about the phases of the moon and lunar eclipses so Bud was already aware of why the moon was so dark with the shadow of the earth.
We sat in silence from our living room and watched with wonder at this amazing celestial event.
After the moon set behind the mountain, the show wasn’t over! We watched the mountains turn shades of purple, pink, and gold as the sun slow came up over the Fraser Valley. By that point, Dad was awake and pointed out to the kids that this is called “alpenglow”. So beautiful!