I set the alarm for 5:50 a.m. Jan. 31 so I could watch the lunar eclipse. I have a clear view to the west, so I didn't even need to go outside: I just watched the moon through my binoculars, waiting for one side to start getting dark. Occasionally I'd go to the east window and watch the sky gradually getting light.
The problem was, by the time the eclipse was supposed to start, the moon had dipped below the treeline and the sun was completely up.
Oh well: the cats were delighted to get an early breakfast, and spending an hour marveling at the heavens is not a bad way for us humans to start the day, either.