Edit to add: And the Pacific Northwet does it to us again.
We should have had a partial annular eclipse - that is, a crescent sun - and I'm pretty sure we would have except for the clouds in the way.
Also? When I edited this ... Livejournal misread my "save changes" as "delete entry"... and I had to recover it from the edit buffer.
So, unfortunately, useful replies were deleted. I've disabled comments to this one.
Thank you SO VERY MUCH, LJ, for being consistently stupid.