The Best Solar Eclipse Tweets Will Make You Feel Like A Part Of The Fun No Matter Where You Are
Forget solar power. If we could figure out a way to generate energy from comedy, the best solar eclipse tweets could power the entire continent. While thousands of Americans turned out for the eclipse in person on Aug. 21, they were also taking to the Internet to complain about the insane traffic — er, mark the occasion. Whether you bought your eclipse glasses months ago or you want to strangle the next person who utters the word "totality" in your presence, someone on Twitter feels the exact same way.
If, by some happenstance, you are an actual newborn baby and this is the first time you've heard about the eclipse, here's the rundown. On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse raced from the west to east coast of the United States. Other total solar eclipses, including one in 1979, have taken place over the continental United States before, but this is the first time in nearly a century that the path of totality has stretched across the entire country.
Anticipation has been high, to put it mildly. As always, people turned to Twitter to express their many, many feelings about the big event when the time finally came. Without further ado, please enjoy this sampling of the finest eclipse tweets.
Defining The Apocalypse
I feel like I understand astronomy so much better now.
Please remember that if you look at the sun during the eclipse without solar glasses, you might wind up with crescents burned into the back of your eyeballs. Just saying.
At least your Halloween costume would be easy.
Very Important Question
Answer: The sun can "literally burn your retina."
Welcome To Blackout Day
Somebody get the moon a cup of coffee.
Totality. Totality. Totali — sorry.
One Last Reminder To Wear Protection
I promise that's the last one. My point has been made.
We're All In Traffic Together
My thoughts are with anyone driving in the path of totality today.
The moon thinks it's so hilarious. Photobombs were over two years ago.
Enter The Eclipse Puns
Sometimes wordplay is so groan-worthy it's almost clever.
A Culinary Travesty
Peas? Guacamole? This eclipse came around just in time.
Astronomical Humor Never Gets Old
Prepare for dozens of solar puns in your Instagram feed today.
The Picture Of Preparedness
This is a man who won't take "no, don't stare at the sun" for an answer.
The moon is being a little rude, to be honest.
If only Don Draper were around to use his withering gaze to keep us from staring at the sun today.
Moon Pies Have Their Moment
Really, Hostess? You think anything but the Moon Pie is worthy of being an official eclipse cookie?
Check Out That Hot Solar Action
What's a little retinal damage in the grand scheme of things?
Let's just hope the moon and sun don't proceed to wrestle.
She does WHAT?
When You Try & Don't Succeed
This whole procrastination thing isn't working out as well as one would have hoped.
And Now For Something Depressing...
In 2017, the world is decidedly not at peace — but there's always next time. See you in 2024.