When I was a kid (don't remember how old), there was an eclipse. Like the kind you needed a special viewing box to see. It's a memory I will never forget-and thought it would be fun for the kids to see an eclipse and read about why it happens. I guess that's the homeschooler coming out in me. :) Anyway-it was a super clear night, we woke up at 1:30 and got in the van wrapped up in blankets. The temp was 5..yes, 5 degrees. brrrrr. We didn't stay up for the whole thing, I timed it so they could see the moon go in to the full eclipse and watch it turn "red", then we headed back to bed. So glad we did it!