Luckier were those in the West Coast, where the photo at right was taken by the Associated Press. For us in the East, as things were getting interesting, dawn began to spoil the view (or so I've read, since I was, alas, sleeping).
P.S., Rule of thumb: Spare me the explanations when I make pop references, like in the headline of this post. We all know what Hoonemooner Jackie Gleason meant - and what I mean.
Now google "rule of thumb." Discuss.