I’m watching the lunar eclipse tonight–it’s really cool. At full eclipse I can see the whole moon in shadow with binoculars, yet still visible. It’s not disturbing like the solar eclipse I saw ten years ago, but it’s still fascinating. I stand there watching and I think of people watching eclipses through Grecian times and back in Stone Age times, as long as people have been on Earth. Some things are pretty timeless.

Man, I wish I could have seen it even better. I need to get a telescope. Wouldn’t it be cool to make a small platform somewhere that ambient light isn’t a factor? At least the ambient light here is much less than in Philly where I grew up–I can see much more of the Milky Way than I see near the city.