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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."
This eclipse preview story provides further explanation of the "impossible" selenelion phenomenon alternate spelling is "selenehelion".
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.
"I tried to capture a photograph of the selenelion, but missed it by a couple of minutes."
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.
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.