December's lunar eclipse graced
early morning skies
over the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, USA.
There, this wintry scene
finds the Moon in a cold
blue twilight sky near
the western horizon, above the snowy North American Continental Divide.
About 22 minutes before the sunrise, the reddened lunar disk
is almost completely immersed in
Earth's dark shadow.
This dramatic Rocky Mountain moon set during the
eclipse total phase.
But all parts of the geocentric celestial event
were seen from Pacific regions, Asia, and Australia,
including the entire 51 minutes of totality,
and parts of the final eclipse of 2011
shared in skies around much of
Roger N. Clark