Well, I had high hopes yesterday afternoon at 6pm when a beautiful large full moon shone in a clear sky outside my kitchen window. But when I checked the skies at 2am, there was pretty much complete cloud cover.
Undeterred, I staggered out of bed when the alarm went at 3am this morning.. it took me a while to find the moon at all, but I eventually a tiny glimmer caught my eye and I waited eagerly for a small hole in the clouds. I was rewarded with my first ever sight of an eclipse!
What I saw, at about 3.05am, was the very final stage before totality - I could make out a dark disc which had a crescent edging of brilliant light at the bottom right. Unfortunately, I could only glimpse the spectacle extremely briefly through gaps in the clouds, and it wasn't possible to take any photographs. Each time the moon reappeared the crescent was less until it was extinguished by the dark disc. As this passed behind the clouds again, it was lost to me, so I never got to see if it changed colour.
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-------> UPDATE! Check out the comments for great shots of the eclipse by WeirdBugLady and Lemonlight