I set my alarm for 5:20 am this morning and went outside to a beautiful clear sky cradling the Super Blue Blood Moon high in the western sky. It was really something to see and just as interesting an hour and a half later as the eclipse waned and the outline of the full moon was visible, but the brightly lit portion looked just like a normal half moon. Neither my phone nor my camera did it justice, so I have plucked the Phoenix New Times photo that I think shows the best view to share here. The middle blood moon was at 5:20 am and the second from the left at 6:45am.
More to the local angle was the noise level at 5:20 am. The first southbound Caltrain rolls through B'game at 5:22 and the first northbound one rolls through B'game at 5:32. Gates drop, signals clang, horns sound for longer than really seems necessary. Several commenters have mentioned the San Mateo pols who travelled to DC to try to get some rail horn relief and expressed their hope that B'game would add its voice to the chorus. The airport noise is quite loud even on a clear day and you can read up on that problem here. I remain opposed to 5 am aircraft departures, but that is apparently another thing that needs a major rule change. I'm not sure when Recology starts picking up trash and recycling, but it sounded like it was before 5:20 am which also seems too early. Russ has covered the onset of construction noise starting promptly at 8 am here. The point is B'game could be quieter if we keep demanding that it be.