I stepped out my back door this morning at 9:30am to go and see the moon pass before the sun. It wasn't a perfect totality where we live but it was an interesting site nonetheless. I put my sunglasses on to see it, there was a lot of cloud cover and it wasn't too bad to look at it with my naked eyes squinting. The light didn't diminish as much as I was expecting though, it didn't go as dark as night time and that was slightly disappointing. I didn't take any photographs but there are a lot of photos of eclipses on the web already.