It's not going replace video-streaming-service and chill, but last night's eclipse probably would have gotten good Neilsen numbers, if the ratings service kept track of natural phenomena.
Last night I napped a bit, then added a thick robe and sandals to my socks and sweatpants and Winter nightgown to go looking for the Moon, peering out windows until I realized a total eclipse was going to be pretty much overhead. I stepped outside -- into air about nine degrees above zero -- and discovered high, thin clouds were making a rainbow ring around the moon, which was already showing an edge of the Earth's shadow. I took a deep breath and realized I wasn't going to be able to stand outside long. The cold air was overwhelming!
The soles of thick sandals make good insulation and my toes didn't feel too cold. Multiple warm layers kept my core comfortable but fingers and ears and the tip of my nose were well-chilled in only a few minutes looking. I watched the rest of the eclipse on a handheld, warm in my bed.
This morning, the air was clear and the Moon was exceptionally bright. Temperatures are below zero at the official measuring points. In town it may be above zero, but only barely.
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