I was all set to check out the blood super moon eclipse recently after being badgered endlessly about it on Facebook. Once darkness fell, I went out to look. As I’d feared, the moon was completely obscured by clouds. I may have posted the following:
I may have gotten responses from all my friends in places who could see it perfectly, some offering me pictures. Neither made me feel much better. It was cool that they could see it and all, but that wasn’t me. Pictures were cool too, but were nothing like getting to see the real thing.
However, I went out an hour later. The moon was fully eclipsed by that point, but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. They were entirely gone and I could see everything. Though I hadn’t seen the moon become eclipsed, I could watch it eclipsed for a while and got to see the second half of the process unobscured. The clouds stayed gone.
That’s perfectly fine, isn’t it? If I could see the moon go from entirely eclipsed to entirely uneclipsed, I pretty much got to see the same thing as the initial part but in reverse, right? That’s the way I felt. That part lasted over an hour, and I could see the red tint to the moon.
That’s all I wanted. Now I don’t have to swear a lifetime vendetta against clouds.