The sky last night was totally amazing here too. We had a cold front go through and cleared out all humidity. Awesome views. You all mentioned light pollution. That is a big problem and perhaps you could help with a study on it. The GLOBE project has a study called GLOBE at Night. You go to the website, input your address (only for mapping purposes) and look at Orion. Match the sky with the samples and the data will help put together maps of light pollution.
Address is: http://www.globeatnight.org/
The next (and last sample sessions) begins on April 11. It will continue to April 20. For those with smart phones there is an App for that too..