The eclipse is nearing totality! Which means for me in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St Paul, that the Moon is also setting. I will miss totality. But I’m getting some pictures anyway. In a few minutes, I will go for a walk to see if I can get some pictures of the Belt of Venus. There’s a spot a few blocks away that should have a clear line of sight to the horizon in that direction. (EDIT: nope, too darn many trees even there. If the Moon were setting a little bit further to the north, it would’ve worked.) It’s still a bit too early for that; Sun is still too low below the horizon. But here are some pictures I got just outside my house. They’re not fantastic, but they are the best moon pictures I’ve ever taken. Somehow, it took me this long to realize I could use the timer to avoid camera shake…..