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Sunrises, moon sets

A couple of nice sunrises last week:

A cloud bank lies just east of the Continental Divide, with some lenticular shapes protruding.

A cloud bank lies just east of the Continental Divide, with some lenticular shapes protruding.

The morning sun briefly flashes off Mt. Meeker and Long's Peak before rising above the clouds to the east [behind us in this view], smothering everything in shadow.

The morning sun briefly flashes off Mt. Meeker and Long's Peak before rising above the clouds to the east [behind us in this view], smothering everything in shadow.

And a shot of the full moon descending towards the western horizon:

Purple alpenglow suffuses the horizon as the full moon sets just at sunrise.

Purple alpenglow suffuses the horizon as the full moon sets just at sunrise.

Spring sunrise

Lots of snow lies on the flanks of Mt. Meeker and Long's Peak from last weekend's storm.  There are moments just at sunrise when the long rays of the sun illuminate the peaks in pink and purple.