I set my alarm and woke up at 2 am so I could watch the lunar eclipse last night. I wanted to try to get some photos of the "blood moon". It was COLD outside, like in the low 30s, so I pretty much froze while standing on the back porch.
I started shooting when the moon was rising and got this shot:
I knew the eclipse would begin sometimes around midnight but it wouldn't be in full eclipse until just after 2, so I decided that would be my target time. I didn't really see the need to watch the whole two hours before hand because I needed to be able to function today.