1. some bastard on the internet says

    We also had massive cloud-cover here.

    Maybe that’s why I haven’t seen any scary, world shaking events like whatshisname was predicting.

    On that note: I wonder if God has been missing His physical therapy sessions lately. I mean, first he can’t handle iron chariots, now it’s clouds giving him trouble, I’m starting to get a little worried for the guy!

  2. microraptor says

    I went out and looked at it for a little bit, but living on the West Coast of the US meant that the good part was already over by the time it was over the horizon.

  3. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    Worcester, MA vicinity here.
    sky clear.
    moon awesome.
    distracted a bit, fiddlin with my Celestron, tryin’ to get it to track the Moon’s travel, with camera attached. Will upload pics from cam to PC tomorrow, to review my handiwork.
    *fingers crossed*

    visually, the “red” was mostly deep orange, while a few of the pics came out more blood-tinged red. Can’t wait to see the full set tomorrow.

  4. captainblack says

    Took the dog out at 04:20 BST, clear sky (third day in a row someone has forgotten this is Britain), eclipse just passing totality but still a nice red colour. Ten minutes later the colour no longer visible, eclipse partial …

  5. PatrickG says

    @ microraptor: People in Oakland certainly didn’t need the blood to enjoy the second half of the eclipse. Still pretty damn cool, and we had fantastic viewing conditions. My camera skills suck, but the reflected partial eclipse on Lake Merritt was epic.

    But I feel you, I felt like a kid on a long car trip. “Is it here yet?” “No.” “Is it here yet?” “NO.” “Is it here yet?” “WILL YOU SHUT — oh wait, there it is.”

  6. Athywren - Frustration Familiarity Panda says

    I had a sneaky peak last night at about 1:30am, UK time, hoping to see the beauteous sight…. foooooooooooooooooooooooooooooog.
    Ah well, I guess I’ll just have to wait for the next one.
    *…checks watch*

  7. says

    Giliell: Thank you! The colours in yours are wonderful!

    It was all but over by 2am here, but it took me until 4am to get to sleep. Shuffling at work like Fred Sanford. Days like this I wish there was a universal basic income.

  8. davidnangle says

    With a little effort, we could have gotten Trump voters worked up about the dragon eating the moon. And Trump going on record to say he would slay all sky dragons. Lost opportunities…

  9. opposablethumbs says

    I stayed up to watch it (and I am paying for that today) – from the beginnings of a bite taken out of a bright white moon about 2am UK time until it was completely “dark”, orangey-brown, at half-past three or maybe four in the morning (I have no idea, my eyes were fine but the rest of my processing capacity had shut down by then and I could no longer tell the time). Another member of the household was still taking photos at 5.30am when the moon finished coming back out of the maw of whatever elder god had chomped it.
    But it’s so unfair, I wanted it to be dark and orange while it was low in the sky and huge! Whereas it was high in the sky and mysterious. Glad I saw it, though; the next one will be a long time coming.

  10. Larry says

    Here in the bay area, the moon was to rise already eclipsed. However, some high clouds felt the need to appear on Sunday, causing the fully eclipsed moon to be obscured. Only when the moon started to break out again did the clouds decide to leave. What are you gonna do? Still an awesome sight.

  11. Crip Dyke, Right Reverend Feminist FuckToy of Death & Her Handmaiden says

    On the west coast of NA we didn’t see the eclipse from the beginning, but our moonrise was a mere minute or two after totality set in, so we got to see the umbral eclipse and I explained to the littles about the penumbra…but they couldn’t stay up to see it.

    They also made me drag out the telescope even though I knew that was a doomed exercise. So I’ve got a telescope set up in my living room waiting for tonight so that I can show them how different the moon looks when shining…

  12. says

    It was perfectly clear her in my corner of Vermont, and I took a walk right when the last sliver of white was showing. It was lovely. I could see it from my bedroom window!

  13. DonDueed says

    Slithy, we must be neighbors.

    I have seen a number of total lunar eclipses. This one was by far the darkest and most complete. Hardly any bright edge at totality.

  14. blf says

    With a little effort, we could have gotten Trump voters worked up about the dragon eating the moon. And Trump going on record to say he would slay all sky dragons. Lost opportunities…

    Should still be easily possible to get them and teh trum-prat foaming at the mouth. Just tell ’em it will keep on happening until “we” build a wall around the entire planet to keep out the Clangers…

  15. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    Well, I promised to share last night’s experiment at Celestroning the Blood Moon.
    The best of the set: 500px site
    evidently I need more practice. When’s the next lunar eclipse? I know the next supermoon eclipse won;t be till 2033, but in the meantime? yeah, I’ll go google it for myself, thanks.

  16. Lady Mondegreen says

    There was cloud cover in Los Angeles, plus the downtown L.A. skyline was between me (on the third-floor fire escape) and the moon, so I missed moonrise. Finally saw a dark smudge through the clouds, when the moon was about 20° above the horizon.

    As it climbed the clouds thinned out a bit, so I got to watch the moon emerge from Earth’s shadow.

    The coolest part was just after the eclipse–clouds caused a moon halo with faintly visible reds and almost-blues. That’s glory for you.

  17. slithey tove (twas brillig (stevem)) says

    re @29:
    gosh, 500px is saying the page don;t exist, even though it does (promise). Let’s try this slight variation to the URL for the pic

    *fingers crossed*