I went to Magnuson Park to watch and photograph the lunar eclipse last night, along with several hundred other Seattleites. It was quite the experience.
I still vividly remember my first lunar eclipse. My first job in Seattle was as a delivery driver on graveyard shift. It was in the wee hours, near the beginning of my route, and I started getting a little freaked out because the moon seemed to be slowly disappearing. It finally dawned on me what was happening, but it took a while for the realization.
Since then I’ve seen several partial eclipses. While I now know immediately what is happening, it’s still a rather spooky experience. Sunday was the first time I’ve ever set out specifically with a plan to watch an eclipse.