Eclipse comes off without a hitch to wow those braving chilly weather here

Eclipse watchers had clear skies early today when the earth’s shadow blocked the sun from the moon.

The moon turned red on cue from the reflected light from the earth and dusts in the atmosphere.

Others were not as lucky as viewers in Costa Rica. The Internet link established by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration was rained out. The camera was at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Instead of the moon cam, the space center was showing a video of meteor showers.

The moon was high in the sky in Costa Rica, and the weather was chilly. The Weather Underground reported 18 degrees C at 2 a.m., about 64 degrees F.

The eclipse got good play on all three major television channels Monday night, so there probably were a number of persons who stayed up to see the sky show.

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