A solar eclipse is scheduled to hit the United States today and for the first time in decades and it’s sent the whole country into a tizzy.
In case you haven’t already heard about it ad nauseam already, a solar eclipse is a period in which the moon passes between the Earth and the sun. This wandering moon partially or fully blocks out the sun as a result of its movement relative to the position of both the sun and the Earth. This phenomenon only occurs during the period of a new moon, in which the sun and the moon are in conjunction as seen from Earth’s surface. This alignment is referred to as “syzygy,” which relates to a straight-line configuration involving at least three celestial bodies (sun, earth,
But while everyone else may be looking at the sky for the eclipse itself, I turned my sights to Twitter to see everyone’s reaction to it.
— Mac Faulkner (@macfaulkner) August 21, 2017
So the sun's about to be covered and everything is going dark and I CANT look up??? Sounds like fake science to me
— Yaron Weitzman (@YaronWeitzman) August 21, 2017
— Top$$helf🍸 (@StirMixxalot) August 21, 2017
— • (@A_BLUtiful_Mess) August 21, 2017
— Mrs. Saudin (@rudeboykitan) August 21, 2017
— Je suis prest #amwriting ir💕in 2020 (@NiaKenzie) August 21, 2017
Anyone downtown got some eclipse glasses?
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) August 21, 2017
Ready to do a little sun watchin pic.twitter.com/LrIML30I1Q
— Dan (@AtIantaDan) August 21, 2017
wow, you can see the eclipse really well from Alderaan pic.twitter.com/wJIaCEX1m0
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) August 21, 2017
Do you think the man in the Moon is mad all his cheese is melting? #SolarEclipse2017
— Alex⁸⁸ (@heartbreakerji) August 21, 2017
— Texans Cheerleaders (@TexansCheer) August 21, 2017
— Mallo (Shawn) (@themalloman) August 21, 2017
— 🍺Drunk Kirby🎮 (@drunkirby18) August 21, 2017
— Kate (@kopenguin123) August 21, 2017
— Mike Ross 🌈🦋 👨🚀🤠 (@RossMike15) August 21, 2017