The eclipse of August 28, 2007 happened as planned. Even the clouds cooperated, parting to allow us a clear view from the rooftop of the Buffalo Museum of Science. But this was a pre-dawn transit of the moon through earth’s shadow. Just as totality began in the west, the rising sun in the east quickly brightened the sky. The shades of blue mixed with the rusty tint of the shadowed moon made for a very neat display of color and contrast as the moon set behind the city.