Er, Lunar Eclipse, not Lunar Ellipse. Anyway. Crisp, beautiful, in the early stages a hard edged shadow crept across its face. At full dark, it was like an overripe peach, painted deep red and amber. If it weren't for the wet humid air, I'd think we're due for a santa anna tomorrow... I'm not used to it being this clear at night. Easily the best eclipse I've seen yet... out of several.