posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 06:40 AM
What an excellent show. I slept for 2 hours and set my alarm clock to make sure I awoke for the event. The alarm proved unnecessary as I awoke in
plenty in time.
I am here in Los Angeles, CA and the sky was perfectly clear. I watched it from start to finish (and my neck is killing me!). The moon went into
totality at 2:52 a.m. PST and emerged from totality at 4:22 a.m. PST. It was exactly a 90 minute show, of course I watched it for longer, about 20
minutes prior to totality and about 10 minutes after it left totality. Right in the middle of the show there was a big, beautiful streaking meteor to
the right of the moon. Here in Los Angeles, we have tons of light polution so it was certainly a treat to see that. The moon varied in shades from
deep blood red, to dark brown, to partially clouded black, to the color of Mars, and towards the end it looked like the planet Jupiter with it's
horizontal cloud banding as it approached the end of totality.
It was by far the best lunar eclipse I've ever seen. I hope lots of people got to enjoy the show. It was a magnificent display in the heavens
tonight. I'm sure lots of amateur astronomers took high quality photos, providing they have the proper equipment. By the middle of the day plenty
of websites should have a plethora of photos for your viewing pleasure if, by chance, you missed the show.
Next on the agenda: to finally see a total solar eclipse one day.