Being the only one that rememberd about the eclipse, I let the other residents know what was happening. Us guys climbed a ladder to the roof, the very top while the two German girls only ventured as far as the lower roof. I didn´t care too much for the ladder. It was made of steel and wasn´t in danger of breaking, but had the steps like 3 feet apart. The effect of this was the everytime I took a step, my foot couldn´t step. The ladder only went as far 4 feet or so below the roof, so everyone had to grab the ledge and hope not to fall (the fall would about 15 feet, probably not lethal unless you land directly on your head or something, but breaking something would be no fun either.)Of course, the roof proved to be a perfect vantage point and there wasn´t a cloud in the sky.
Little by little the moon darkened. The problem with some smart people is that they don´t know when to shut up and this was the case. Pointing out the constellations and such is fine a cool at first, but the full eclipse starts to take effect, sometimes it´s better just to be quiet and watch the marvel. But at about the last second, everybody shut up for a bit.
So it was fanastic night. The weather was perfect, not cold nor hot. But I would have gone up even if was cold. It´s important in life to catch the wonders that come your way and gaze at the sky and lose yourself in the splendor of it all.
( Source of images, can´t take credit for them, I´m afraid. The top one is from Mexico City, however. )