Last night was about as perfect as a lunar eclipse can get (other than the cold).  The skies were completely clear.  The total eclipse was at a late enough time (10:01) that it was dark enough, and not too late that you had to get up in the middle of the night to see it happen.

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We went out every 20 minutes or so starting at 8:45 and discussed what was happening in between.

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I had forgotten just how dramatic the red color of the moon was at the peak of the eclipse.

We didn’t watch the "other side" of the eclipse – maybe in 2010 it will be a summer event and we can camp out under the moon.