I was open-minded in anticipation watching the earth grow smaller, the moon grow larger… but all of us were totally surprised when the larger moon totally eclipsed the sun.
And we were in the shadow of the moon.
Satisfactory photographs unfortunately were not produced.
The black sky was different, especially on the surface of the moon. Because from earth, the surrounding light is visible when looking at the night sky. In space, the sun is always affecting the night sky. But on the surface of the moon, the sun’s light gave a pronounced velvet-like sheen, such that no stars were visible, especially in the vicinity of the earth. The stars were visible en route, but away from the sun, the stars were very visible, but on the surface of the moon, the ambient light enabled stars to be seen through the telescope but not through the visor cover on the eyes.