Photo by Nate McCullough

Photo by Nate McCullough

Photo: Paige Ellington

Citizen reader Paige Ellington took photos of Tuesday's lunar eclipse to create this montage of the different stages of the Earth's shadow covering the moon. The lunar eclipse was rare in that it coincided with the winter solstice, when the moon was at its highest in the night sky, making the phenomenon even more prominent. Although the last total lunar eclipse occurred in 2008, it was the first time in 400 years that a lunar eclipse happened on a winter solstice, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.