The last time north America had an opportunity to see the second full moon in a single month—known as a blue moon, which only happens about once a year, hence the phrase "once in a blue moon"—that was also a lunar eclipse where being in the earth's shadow causes it to turn a reddish hue was 152 years ago. Curiosity got me out of bed at 5:30AM so that I could see it with my own two eyes. And a couple of lenses too.
For this adventure I brought along one digital and one film camera. I used a 200-400mm telephoto lens for my digital camera and a 180mm prime lens for my film camera. The temperature was well below freezing and never made it above 9°F. Although I couldn't see the full lunar eclipse from New York City, the view was worth the early wake up call and the sub-freezing temperatures.