I imagine some of us in the eastern half of the country watched the super-moon-lunar-eclipse last night (last one til 2033!). We trundled out to the school yard and set up our telescope (it's an el cheapo but affords enough magnification to make out some of the bigger craters) and brought along the camera and binoculars. I talked up the eclipse to Junior and he was quite excited until he actually saw it. I may have overhyped the whole 'blood moon' thing a bit as he seemed quite underwhelmed. I think he may have been expecting to see blood actually dripping off the moon or something (that or it was just past his usual bedtime), but I think he enjoyed interacting with the other folks who came down to the schoolyard to watch the eclipse. There were several families there with kids, and when the clouds started obscuring the view of the moon, they used the opportunity to play flashlight tag
Anyone else watch last night? How about stargazing in general - when was the last time you blew the dust off your old star chart and telescope? For the record, the best views of the night sky I've ever observed were at sea in the middle of the ocean.