Our daughter set her alarm for 5:30 am to catch the eclipse this morning, and we awoke to the sounds of her crashing into things in the dark house. So, we all got up, threw on our heavy jackets, and drove away from the moon-blocking mass of Mt. Elden. We watched the moon slip into shadow as dawn gradually hid it from view. The belt of venus solidified along the western horizon to top off a beautiful eclipse.