Because it was not yet dark here in the Pacific Time Zone, we had trouble finding the already earth shadowed moon through the horizon haze.
It was just a ghost that my camera had trouble focusing on.
As the sky got darker it became easier to see.
And finally, as my camera shutter slowed WAY down, it could capture the red of the blood moon that our eyes still couldn't really see.
Without a really heavy tripod it didn't take much to blur the moon or jog the path of a passing airplane.
It was getting cold but we stayed around long enough to see the shadow begin to move and the moon's true color begin to show on the lower edge.Cool stuff!