The Whipple Observatory's 6.5 meter telescope on the top of Mount Hopkins, in southern Arizona, eclipses the rising full moon during February 2015, as the Earth's shadow (a subtle penumbral eclipse) fades from the upper left portion. Photographed at 2.5 minute intervals.
January 2018's "Super Blue Blood" lunar eclipse fades into the rising dawn beyond Baboquavari Peak, in southern Arizona. The peak is sacred to the Tohono O’odham people of the Sonoran Desert. This rare event took place during a Super Moon, Blue Moon, and a Blood Moon.
A Tohono O’odham moon story from long ago. One night when the world was still new, Coyote stole a pouch of grain from old woman. As the village chief gave chase, Coyote took flight and spilled the sparkling grains across the night sky. Finally catching the thief, the powerful chief flung Coyote all the way to the moon. Nowadays desert coyotes look up at the moon and, seeing their brother, call out to him at night.