Just a reminder, sensation-seekers: lunar eclipse tonight.
I’m fairly sure that my batting average will remain at a comfortingly-consistent .000 in terms of spotting astronomical events from my location and that there’ll be clouds obscuring my view. All the same, I went out last night with my SLR and a tripod to practice shooting the moon. Not bad. Not great, but definitely not bad.
So tonight’s a good night to be standing in a dark, empty field like a total doofus. If nothing else, it’s a good excuse to mix up a thermos of hot chocolate with rum mixed in. Just do the classy thing and pass out right there under your tripod instead of getting back in the car.
All the information you need (excluding the details on how to beat the public drunkenness rap) is available at NASA’s Eclipse Page. There’s links on where to look (“up,” is my general guideline to you) and even links to pages on how to shoot a lunar eclipse.
Remember, your tax dollars already paid for it (the Moon, that is) so you might as well enjoy it.