I decided it would be fun to try to get a picture of the so called Blood Moon. First, I set out coveralls, tripod, and boots. Then I went online and found settings for the camera to get somewhat of a decent picture. (ISO 6400, F5.6, 1/4 sec, 200 mm) I can never remember this type of thing. Finally, I set the alarm for 1:45 am & crawled into bed.
I seriously considered turning off the alarm when it seemed to go off immediately after getting in bed, but I didn’t and glad of it. Clouds were obscuring the moon when I went to bed but, thankfully, the sky was clear at the prescribed time.
At 1:45 am the eclipse had already started. So, I set the tripod up and waited. Of course, I am not a serious photographer so there will be better pictures. It was red and beautiful. This was my best shot. In the end, it was fun to just sit and enjoy history.