The Solar Eclipse Has These Celebs Excited Just Like The Rest Of Us
There's one thing that literally everybody is talking about on Monday: the solar eclipse. In case you've been disconnected from the internet for the past few days, on Monday, Aug. 21, a rare solar eclipse occurs, and even celebs are talking about the eclipse on social media. Some are joking about the eclipse, and the fact that you need special glasses to be able to look at it (don't forget, you shouldn't look directly at the eclipse without special protective glasses), while others are sharing inspiring messages about the eclipse.
Although eclipses on their own aren't terribly rare, Monday's solar eclipse is special because it will be visible from almost everywhere in the U.S. The path of totality stretches from the west coast to the east coast, starting in Oregon before passing through Idaho, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee before exiting America through South Carolina. If you want to know whether or not your city or town falls along the direct path of totality, check out this extensive list at Eclipse2017.org.
But even if you aren't in the direct path, you'll be able to see and feel the affects of the eclipse from everywhere in the country at some point on Monday. This is why there's so much hype about the eclipse, as this type of solar eclipse only occurs once every hundred years or so.
Here's what the celebs are saying about the 2017 solar eclipse.
1. Rachel Dratch
"When someone tells you not to look up at the sun even though of course you knew that," the always hilarious Rachel Dratch tweeted, "that's #moonsplaining".
2. Paris Hilton
The queen of Twitter memes, Paris Hilton, posted the photo above with a caption reading, "Me trying to peek at the solar eclipse without 'special' glasses."
3. Neil deGrasse Tyson
World famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson chose to post a more inspiring message to Twitter that read, "The divided United States of America will unite today, sharing a cosmic event predicted by the methods and tools of science."
4. Kim Kardashian West
North and Saint definitely seem like they're excited about the eclipse, in the above photo Kim Kardashian West shared with fans.
5. Sarah Hyland
The Modern Family actor apparently didn't get glasses ahead of time, like so many of us.
6. Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen reminded his follows to wear proper glasses with a joke linking to his song "Blinded by the Light" on Spotify.
7. Khloé Kardashian
Khloé shared a message from Isaiah 13:10 to Instagram. "For the stars of heaven and their constellations Will not flash forth their light," her caption read. "The sun will be dark when it rises And the moon will not shed its light."
8. Ken Jennings
"The eclipse is better than Game of Thrones because it's the first thing the West Coast will ever get first," Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings joked on Twitter.
9. Kyle Richards
Real Housewives star Kyle Richards posted a more serious message to her followers with a reminded about wearing proper eye protection.
10. Ryan Seacrest
Radio and television personality Ryan Seacrest showed off his own eclipse glasses with a caption reading, "Solar glasses, check. Ready for you #SolarEclipse2017".
11. Danielle Fishel
"I'm adventurous," Boy Meets World star Danielle Fishel tweeted, "but not 'make your own eclipse glasses' adventurous."
12. Victoria Justice
Victoria Justice reposted a popular meme with a person wearing Eclipse gum themed glasses. "Me during the eclipse today," Justice captioned the photo, "who's going to be watching?"
13. Anna Kendrick
Actor and author Anna Kendrick got in on the eclipse humor with a tweet about missing the eclipse. "I'm gonna miss the eclipse," the Pitch Perfect star joked, "and I'm really worried no one is gonna post a crappy picture of it on instagram."
14. Jack Black
Apparently Jack Black's whole family viewed the eclipse together. "The family that eclipses together..." he captioned a multi photo Insta shot of himself and the fam looking towards the sky.
15. Ellen DeGeneres
"I just invested in an eclipse sunglass company," talk show host Ellen DeGeneres joked on Twitter. "Does anyone know when the next one is?"
16. Josh Groban
Hopefully singer Josh Groban didn't look directly at the eclipse without protective glasses.
17. Sarah Jessica Parker
Carrie... Er, I mean Sarah Jessica Parker shared a video of herself and husband Matthew Broderick while they were out "eclipse chasing."
18. Lena Dunham
Girls star Lena Dunham took to Twitter to reach out to all of the "ladies gushing blood this eclipse day." According to Dunham she sees and she feels you.
19. Amy Schumer
It looks like comedian Amy Schumer used a homemade projector to look at the solar eclipse.
20. Lady Gaga
The Mother Monster was feeling the "eclipse vibes".
21. Andy Cohen
Leave it to Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen to make a Real Housewives reference!
The 2017 solar eclipse really has captured the attention of the entire U.S., from A-list celebs and scientists to politicians and regular people like you and me. With everything else going on in the world these days, it's good to have an enjoyable distraction to unite the country.