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I increased one of my medications Sunday and I was warned it might cause insomnia when the doctor said to increase to two pills after a week.  Yup, insomnia.  And a really long day tomorrow (later today), and I am down to a maximum of 3 hours of sleep at this point.  However...

There are advantages to having insomnia this night of all nights.  It is cold, but not unbearable, and I could stay out for a while to admire the skies.

And look what I saw when I went outside:

Okay, not the greatest, but it gives a sense of the colour and the weirdness of the moon in shadow.  I went out earlier, before I realized this was going to be a REALLY long night, and got this image of the earth moving in front of the moon:

About 1:50 am Central Daylight Time.
And then when I went out about 2:45 am I got the first and this last image.  In order to get a decent sized moon in the image I had to make it too high magnification to get Mars in the picture as well.  But Mars and the moon brought out the red in each other.  What a lovely site.  Sorry about you folks on the east coast who have our rain from yesterday.  I will take the cold to see a sight like this.
I would love to see your photos in the comments.  If, like me, you have insomnia, or are generally a night owl.
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