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Old 09-27-2015, 11:52 PM   #41
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It cleared up ~ 10:10 central time here. Definitely a muddy, reddish-orange, with a little brightness on the lower left. Should be able to see that progress over the next few minutes. Pretty cool!

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Stayed pretty clear to the end! I got a very nice view as the shadow progressed. Some misty clouds for the last part, but that actually gave it a nice 'werewolf' kind of effect, and I had already seen plenty by then.

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Old 09-28-2015, 03:43 AM   #42
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That was great. We had patchy clouds, so we only got glimpses of it at the peak, but I am glad we got to see it! It was darker than I expected from pictures, but still got to see the orange red hue.
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We watched it, but it was cloudiest during the peak of the eclipse. Didn't get any good photos, but did get a visit from a sheriff's deputy wondering what I was doing standing out at the road aiming something skyward.
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Completely clear, no wind, great viewing, quite red/orange at total. Really enjoyed it.
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We landed at O'Hare about thirty minutes before the peak (not sure while in flight what other passengers on the plane could have seen but we couldn't see the moon from our seats). We had good views in the airport parking lot and got home by the peak. I would say the sky was very impressive.
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Went out an hour before it started, and it was pretty cloudy, so I gave up. Then at 10 my neighbor called and told us it was looking great. Went back out and the clouds had all blown away. Great show! More mud moon than blood moon, but still cool. I envy Hermit's view of the Milky Way. Light pollution is so bad here I can barely see the Big Dipper.
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The first hour or so was blocked by my neighbor's tree, plus some wispy clouds. Later it cleared a bit, so I got a few looks while also watching football.

Tried to take a few pics, but I couldn't find my remote trigger, and the shots were too blurry, even with locking the mirror. Figured the long exposures needed during total eclipse were out of the question, so went back to football.
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We landed at O'Hare about thirty minutes before the peak (not sure while in flight what other passengers on the plane could have seen but we couldn't see the moon from our seats). We had good views in the airport parking lot and got home by the peak. I would say the sky was very impressive.
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I noticed the planes headed for Chicago airports while I was out viewing and thought to myself, 'I'll bet those folks are getting a great show from the plane.'
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Very clear here last night - fantastic viewing.


The family and I watched from our back patio as the moon first rose over the horizon - it was tinged with red and the eclipse started early as well.


Weird, unique, certainly a 'wow' experience.


I tried to snap some pics - most didn't turn out. Here's the best I could manage




Later the moon lost the red tinge and was back to its normal white, the eclipse was still going on much later but only partial as the moon was higher up.


I didn't stay out to watch the whole show, though.
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DH & I watched it last night, a magnificent sight. [And yes, the sky was clear in Portland.]
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I noticed the planes headed for Chicago airports while I was out viewing and thought to myself, 'I'll bet those folks are getting a great show from the plane.'
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I must have have missed it, was not the world supposed to end? It was cloudy here.
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