SO. I had all these grand plans of driving up a local mountain to watch the eclipsed moon rise behind Mount Hood across the valley, and this was the view:
Unbelievable haze. It was kind of a circus up there, too. I passed one area that must have had 100 cars parked in a field. I went much further up, by the substation, which wasn’t nearly as crowded. The only thing I objected to were the two teen boys kicking a soccer ball around all the people who had cameras up on tripods. But what did they care? And dogs. Oh my god, people. Leave your dogs at home when there are going to be crowds.
Anyway, eventually, close to 7:30 local time, we were able to barely make out one side of the moon. Here it is at 7:27
I gave up around 8:00 or so and drove home. Naturally by then it had cleared the trees, and the sky was crystal clear.
And here are some shots of it setting this morning and one of Venus, aka Lucifer, star of the morning. Hail Lucifer.