For a few hours, people all over North America pushed aside their fears of nuclear war, the confusion around Taylor Swift’s potential album release and their general Monday struggles and turned their eyes to the sky (with protective eyewear, hopefully). The solar eclipse—i.e. where the moon passes directly in front of the sun—that was visible throughout the day in Canada and the U.S. Depending on the location, some places were even treated to a rare total eclipse.
If you weren’t able to view the solar eclipse today, don’t worry, social media users have you covered with tweets and posts that will definitely brighten up your day.
Today was truly NASA’s time to shine
— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) August 21, 2017
And people used it to throw some serious shade
I’m gonna miss the eclipse and I’m really worried no one is gonna post a crappy picture of it on instagram.
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) August 21, 2017
the sun: pic.twitter.com/MSkcCOKNBB
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) August 21, 2017
the sun today: pic.twitter.com/rNAg817eau
— AmyDunneVEVO (@missunitedface) August 21, 2017
it’s nice to see the sun finally accept that all-black is the most stylish aesthetic #eclipse
— Daniel Howell (@danielhowell) August 21, 2017
maybe the eclipse should be careful of looking at me
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) August 21, 2017
But, seriously, don’t forget, to wear your safety glasses
ready 4 the sun show 2day pic.twitter.com/9Jtm4oYRRn
— andrea caprotti. (@airismile) August 21, 2017
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) August 21, 2017
Me trying to peek at the solar eclipse without “special” glasses pic.twitter.com/TQjBgNwmU0
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) August 21, 2017
Everyone’s talking about #TotalEclipseOfTheHeart, but over here…
— Kev™ (@kevtheartist) August 21, 2017
When the eclipse comes I’m going to borrow the special glasses my wife uses when I’m shirtless.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 21, 2017
Unfortunately, not everyone listened to instructions
— ᖇ૯ძ ᑭคɿՈ੮૯Ր (@Redpainter1) August 21, 2017
Clearly we all needed this RN
The divided United States of America will unite today, sharing a cosmic event predicted by the methods and tools of science. pic.twitter.com/Q3lNrDLABA
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 21, 2017
Sincerity: The eclipse made me feel, emotionally, how we’re all on the same planet. It was overwhelming. /EndSincerity.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 21, 2017
I needed this, to see our whole country talking about something nonpolitical. It’s like that first summer of Pokémon Go. #SolarEclipse2017
— Andy Mientus (@andymientus) August 21, 2017
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) August 21, 2017
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