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Eclipse with Lighthouse

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Eclipse with Lighthouse


Explanation:

A red Moon rose
over Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
on March 3rd, immersed in Earth's shadow
near the total phase of a lunar eclipse.

This serene
portrait
of the eclipsed Moon in a dark blue twilight sky
also features the
Highland Lighthouse (aka Cape Cod lighthouse),
another more locally familiar beacon in the night.

Now automated, the 66 foot tall structure in use today was built
in 1857.

How often has there been an eclipse within view of the Highland light?

For locations on planet Earth there are about two
eclipse
seasons
each year.

So, eclipses have actually had many
chances
to be part of the
pictorial history
of the Highland Lighthouse,
including a total solar eclipse
in 1932.




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