I went out this evening to try to catch the lunar eclipse. My first stop was the Planetarium, which I heard had special plans for it. Though others must have also gotten that news (including a CTV cameraman), there was no organization outside the building as advertised. It’s just as well, since the cloud cover and tall downtown buildings prevented anyone from seeing anything.
I decided to head up to the mountain to check it out from the Camilien Houde lookout. By the time I got up there (taking the 11 bus through a narrow road with cars double-parking snowbanks on both sides was excruciatingly slow), the moon was well in the sky and the eclipse was on its way out.
At the lookout I found two amateur astronomers who were taking pictures through their telescopes. They were kind enough to let me look through one, but all I could see was a blurry white circle. The clouds prevented any good photography, and they weren’t too crazy about that.
Now I’m headed out for the Nuit Blanche.