First things first. To shoot the lunar eclipse, I got my tripod ready. Also the longest lens that I own (and found out was not enough, not even close) my 70-200mm. [while taking the images, it crossed my mind that a 200-400mm (or longer) would be a fantastic investment if I want to keep shooting the sky at night...]
Last night was cold, so, even if you only step outside on the balcony (like I did), don't do it without coat, gloves, hood, etc. I ended up staying out in the freezing temps and wind for almost the entire duration of the total eclipse, which was a bit more than an hour. That, while already struggling to get over a cold (the exercise was worth it, though). Also, wear something comfortable. Take breaks, go inside (if possible) to warm up. You do have time. While the sun eclipse lasts only minutes, the lunar eclipse can last about an hour. During the total lunar eclipse, you get to see the Moon shadowed by the Earth. To me, it looked like a... planet from some sci-fi movie, very... round, so to speak, illuminated from the far side, just enough to enhance its 3D aspect. Also, the color is, indeed, copper-y read.
Definitely worth the freeze and lack of sleep. Hope you enjoyed your eclipse experience.
As always, thanks for visiting!