OMG!!! I On the 9th, Humboldt county in northern California lost all power. Completely. I was plunged into Bortle 1 skies at about 1 am, but the moon was still up. My wife and I set the alarm and slept till moonset at 3am and checked the skies... It was INCREDIBLE. Horizon to horizon BLACKNESS! My wonderful wife busted outside with me to set up my 20" Dob as quickly as we could. What a thrill! I was able to get 2 1/2 hours of fantastic dark sky observing from my BACK YARD. It was the first time I saw the pinks in the Orion nebula, directly saw spiral arms in M33 and M81, just like a photograph - my wife even was thrilled to see them and she can't see ANYTHING in my telescope when I have my normal 20.25 skies. The rest of the no power thing was a nightmare - we were completely unprepared for 3-5 days of the whole thing.
Too bad the moon wasn't new!!
I'll never forget that night.