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  • For some observers in the western U.S., the eclipse provided the seemingly impossible opportunity to catch the sunrise and the moonset simultaneously - a phenomenon known as "selenelion."

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  • This eclipse preview story provides further explanation of the "impossible" selenelion phenomenon alternate spelling is "selenehelion".

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  • While we're on the subject of selenelion, toy inventor Mark Burginger sent in a couple of photos from the parking lot at Tetherow Golf Course in Bend, Ore., that shows the will be verified, but never shown: You're in Easy Mode.

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  • "I tried to capture a photograph of the selenelion, but missed it by a couple of minutes."

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  • There's even a name for when an eclipsed moon sets just as the sun rises: it's a selenelion or selenehelion, Space.com says.

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  • Among cities where Space.com says the effect should be visible, assuming the skies are clear: Los Angeles, Phoenix, Denver and Winnipeg. It has a chart showing some cities and their selenelion times posted here.

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  • Is when you have a lunar eclipse at sunrise.

    This is possible because the atmosphere bends light, so you will see the sun rise while the lunar eclipse is happening for a few minutes.

    October 6, 2014