People packed the roof of the Maryland Science Center Sunday night as the Earth moved between the Sun and the moon, casting a shadow that eclipsed the moon and turning it into a dark red "Blood Moon." It was the first in 30 years.
A line went down the steps and wrapped around the domed Davis Planetarium as hopeful viewers waited to take a peek through one of the two lenses of the Science Center's high-powered telescope. The lower lens offered a closer, somewhat blurrier look at the surface and edge of the moon, while the upper one was a more zoomed-out, full view.
Other skygazers milled about on the rooftop, some peering and trying to take pictures through two smaller telescopes. Some brought binoculars and high-end cameras to the museum with hopes of getting their own clear look.
Cloud cover threatened to ruin the view for parts of the night, but the sky cleared enough to see the reddish-orange orb as the eclipse reached its peak after 10 p.m.