While the moon was totally eclipsed clouds came and went, but I could see quite well most of the time through my binoculars, but the photos did not turn out. Just after the moon began to appear once again some serious clouds moved in and obscured the return show.
As you can see below, the clouds were still pretty thick by the time the eclipse had fully passed.
I did get plenty of "spooky moon" shots like the one below though.
And then the moon came out and I got some good shots of the full, clear moon.
Then I turned the camera on the back yard and got some pretty awsome shots.
The following were all taken between about 3:00 am and 3:30 am with the only light coming from the moon.
Above you can see the snowball bush in full bloom, our peas, onions, and potatoes getting big, and our happy little cilantro plant. Oh yes, and my latest attempt at composting - the plastic container under the snowball bush. So far so good.
If you look at the house behing the snowball bush it appears to be orange.
That is because it is not being lit by the moon, but by a street light on Celestial Way.