Lunar eclipse tonight

Definitely take the time to check it out, if weather permits. I saw one a few years back, and the moon just looked surreal — I remember thinking that it looked like a basketball hovering maybe thirty feet in the air. As the AP explains:

The moon doesn’t go black because indirect sunlight still reaches it after passing through the Earth’s atmosphere. Since the atmosphere filters out blue light, the indirect light that reaches the moon transforms it into a reddish or orange tinge, depending on how much dust and cloud cover are in the atmosphere at the time.

Sometimes the stagecraft of the world stands revealed for a moment, in these small and wonderful ways.