If you can stand to lose a few hours of sleep tonight, turn your peepers skyward and watch a total lunar eclipse unfold. Although you can probably watch this from your own backyard, we think that a dropzone would provide a fantastic lunar eclipse viewing point, and if you are at the DZ anyway, why not get a rig on and make a night jump.
Scientists say that although the moon will be entirely in Earth’s shadow, it probably won’t disappear from sight, but rather turn a coppery red color. Exactly how dark it will get remains to be seen, as it is possible that there still may be a cloud of ash lingering about, compliments of the Eyjafjallajökull volcanic eruption last summer.
And just to give you a reference as to what lunar eclipse does not look like, we have included this photo from Nik Daniel – an unknown (to us) jumper setting up for a landing at Skydive Arizona, Eloy, AZ.