On Feb. 20, we watched the lunar eclipse for a couple hours, from its beginning until its midpoint. The moon never totally disappeared for us.
I remember standing out in our front yard with my grandma during a lunar eclipse one summer. We watched the moon turn coppery (and it looked larger than last week). I was expecting something more dramatic than what I saw, but Grandma was quite impressed with how round the moon appeared during the eclipse. I finally understood what she meant last week. I could really see the roundness of it around the edges as it got closer to being completely in the umbra. The edges would flare a bright silver and glint at us, while the reddish middle showed shading like a still life subject in an art class.