It could've been better, but it certainly could've been worse. In a light-polluted overcast pallette, many folks all over the globe were still able to get very satisfying views of the eclipse. Oddly slow, however. The pictured exposures were made 10-15 minutes apart.
I know many of us couldn't see the refracted light from the sunrises and sunsets, though without any aid I could see it here in Jersey almost to the minute predicted to start. Looking east, a thumbnail sliver of rust visible in the left upper quadrant and continuing southerly. This event was the second brightest, outranked only by the eclipse of November, 2003. Incredibly bright. I could even make out the lunar seas with no aid whatsoever, and it seems a so-far mystery why this event was so powerfully bright.