Total eclipse of the moon Great Bend High School drafting teacher, Rollie Peter, braved the cold early hours of Tuesday to take a picture of the blood-red lunar eclipse. The first photo shows the moon minutes before the eclipse and the second shows the total eclipse. According to NASA, the red eclipse occured because indirect sunlight was able to pass through Earths atmosphere and cast a glow on the moon. The atmosphere filtered out most of the blue colored light, leaving the red and orange hues that were seen during the lunar eclipse. This marked the first time in 370 years that the eclipse took place on the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter. - photo by ROLLIE PETER Great Bend High School News Silent auction benefits Rosewood Roots & Wings Young Eagle Day offers free airplane rides to youths How it started! Will America protect our mothers?