What a thrill! A lunar eclipse. In the early evening, in my time zone. On a warm-enough night.
What a disappointment! A cloudy night, fuzzifying the moon and eliminating any colour from the equation. Dagnab it.
I went out anyway, just because. Because I’d already assembled my camera equipment. Because I’d figured out where the moon would be, when, and where it would be going. Because I’d chosen a location that would capitalize on those facts.
First I went into the backyard, to catch the full and uneclipsed moon low-ish in the sky. Then I drove to a local park, to catch the Earth’s shadow halfway up the moon.
Here’s what other people got – to see and to photograph. How annoying is that? And how splendid?