This past Tuesday morning there was a total lunar eclipse observable from North America. I set my alarm for 2:30 AM and went out to check the Moon before waking up my kids. It was overcast out, so the Moon was obscured by the clouds. After a couple of minutes the Moon appeared in a partial eclipse phase. It was still 30 minutes from totality so it looked just like a crescent Moon would look, white in color. 15 seconds later the Moon was covered by clouds again. I went back inside until 3:05 AM and headed back out to see if I could see the Moon during totality. Unfortunately the Moon was hidden by clouds. So I let the kids sleep. No total eclipse for me or my kids. Boo!!! The next lunar eclipse is this October. I'll try again then.