VIDEO: Super blue blood moon captivates campus

Video by Ron Bend/Colorado State University Public Relations

Sometimes it takes a rare celestial event to get people out of bed early.

A super blue blood moon, the first total lunar eclipse of its kind in more than 150 years, drew close to 100 skygazers to the Lory Student Center west lawn the morning of Jan. 31. Little Shop of Physics had telescopes set up by 5:30 a.m. Staff and students helped guide attendees through the cosmos and to view eclipse totality at 5:51 a.m.

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Photo by John Eisele/Colorado State University Photography

More photos of the lunar eclipse here.

The Jan. 31 lunar viewing party was a lower-key affair than the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. Relive that day here.