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.