Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fly me to the moon

Skies were clear over central Michigan as the moon went into total eclipse Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.

October's full moon featured a total eclipse during the early-morning hours. The eclipse was visible across North America, and conditions in central Michigan were nearly perfect to watch the moon slide into the vast shadow cast by the Earth.

The moon didn't disappear, but shown with light reflected back from the Earth's surface.

It turned a dark red in the skies behind Kesseler Hall at Central Michigan University,

The campus was quiet in the predawn darkness as the celestial show went on.

The moon remained in eclipse as twilight began overtaking the sky.

As the sun rose and the moon set, the full moon remained in shadow.