A full lunar eclipse

What is it about an eclipse that continues to fascinate people all around the world? This evening there was a full lunar eclipse visible from Denver, and there were throngs of people at high points out west taking pictures and pausing for a moment to watch. It is an incredible phenomena to watch a persistent presence like the moon slip away into darkness, only to reappear on the other side.  It makes me happy that so many people take a moment to stop whatever they are doing and look up at the sky – makes me wonder how many people in that moment had a flash of inspiration?

A picture from the 9news website: