Today is the first day of winter. Today is the day the solstice gods did not shine on the northeast to view the lunar eclipse.
After carefully watching the weather for the past 24 hours, it came down to just 2 hours before the eclipse was to start to make my decision to go out or not. It did not look good after looking at the weather maps around midnight for the next several hours for viewing. After going outside and feeling the 20 mph winds that were whipping around Marlborough abd the temperature hovering around 23 degrees, I decided I would stay home and see what I could see from there. This is what I got just before 1:30am.
Granted it is not what I wanted to see, but a huge halo around the moon is a nice second prize.
As the eclipse went, on the moon actually faded totally away from view to leave just a dark cloudy windy night. That’s when I decided enough is enough and went to bed. I hope viewers out west had better luck. Maybe we will have better luck with the next one in a few years.