Viewing conditions here in Kyoto were perfect, in spite of weather forecasts predicting overcast skies.  Eerie feeling when the sky went a bit dark for a few minutes during the event’s peak at 07:30.   It was a unique kind of dimming, one reserved for such rare times, just like the Himalayas have certain snow formations you see only there. Quite the spectacle this eclipse was, and if you missed it, the next such one coming up in exactly 300 years.  Please be patient and do not adjust your sets.