The last total lunar eclipse visible in Denver before 2025 will occur in the wee hours of Tuesday.
Granted, you’ll have to get up mighty early to see the maximum phase of this eclipse, because it will occur from 3:16 a.m. until 4:41 a.m. The partial phase will end at 5:49 a.m., an hour before the moon sets.
But it might be worth rising early to see. Denverites have had some exciting lunar events to witness the past two years. One coincided with a super moon in May of 2021, and Tuesday’s eclipse is the second of the year, the first having occurred on May 16.
The next total lunar eclipse in Denver won’t occur until March of 2025.
That’s not the only news relating to the moon this week. NASA rolled out the Artemis 1 moon rocket from the Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center to launch pad 39B on Friday. The next launch window for the first flight to the moon in 50 years opens on Nov. 14. This mission is an un-crewed flight that will journey to the moon, orbit it and return to earth.
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