This is a very terrible process... at first, it seems very clear, but when it's near the totality, cloud moved in and it nearly ruined everything, let's begin with the partial phrase first:-
Cloud moved in as expected... I guess I was among the very first batch of people to remove the solar filter. I was thinking that even if the cloud cleared up, I won't be able to catch the totality since it's all behind the cloud. Therefore, I removed the filter in order not to miss any of those invaluable moments. Don't look into the view finder because it's extremely dangerous.
As you can see from the last frame of the above, the diamond ring appeared just when the cloud cleared up!