Harvest Moon Eclipse this Sunday Night

A very rare event will take place on Sunday Night, harvest moon eclipseSeptember 27th, and will not occur again for another 18 years!  The first part of this amazing occurance is a supermoon.  A supermoon is when the moon is full and is at its closest distance from the earth during its monthly orbit.  It will appear to be about 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter.  There are between 4 to 6 supermoons every year.  Because this supermoon occurs at the beginning of the fall season is also called a Harvest Moon.  Many crops are ready for harvesting in late summer and early fall so farmers find themselves working long hours and after sundown.  Moonlight became a very important part of farming in the days before light bulbs were invented, hence the name Harvest Moon.

The second part of this amazing occurance, and what makes this so rare, is a lunar eclipse.  A lunar eclipse is when the earth passes between the moon and the sun, casting a shadow on the moon.  The full lunar eclipse will last for about an hour, but it will take a little over 3 hours from the very start of the eclipse to the very end.  The lunar eclipse will begin at 7:07 p.m. mountain standard time.

Very amazing and rare for both to occur at the same time!

For more information and to watch a great video, go to:

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2015/22sep_lunareclipse/

http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/when-is-lunar-eclipse-supermoon-harvest-blood-moon-viewing-conditions-map-forecast/52538422

October 7, 2015 Association Meeting

NewsThe Elk Creek Highlands/Meadows Property Owners Association will meet at 7 PM, Wednesday, October 7th in the Association Building at 86 Elk Creek Drive, Bailey. Come meet our guest speakers, Dr. Krage, Platte Canyon School Superintendent, and Joe Burgett, Platte Canyon Fire Protection District.  Building flooring and corral electric improvement projects will also be discussed.  Hot, Sweet & Spooky Harvest Party will be 12 noon, Saturday, October 24th in the Association Building.  You do not have to be a member to attend either event.

For more information, contact Karen Ellis at 303-514-8620.