Happy #solareclipse17! Yes, that’s actually a wish that’s going around the World Wide Web as people around the globe prep for the natural phenomenon that is the solar eclipse. Now, it’s not that solar eclipses haven’t happened before, but what makes this one rather special is that it is taking place across the United States, which automatically translates to a huge chunk of the American populace buzzing with excitement on viewing something that can be termed as a ‘once in a lifetime phenomenon’ (given the area of reach).
And, of course, if something occupies the minds of today’s uber connected populace, it would find itself being reflected on social media with good measure. Which is why people have been posting on the solar eclipse generously on various platforms. From warnings on why not to look at the sun with naked eyes, to how and where to get special glasses that would allow them to see the total eclipse, Twitterverse and the like were flooded with messages. Along with this, there was no dearth of memes and funny one-liners either. Be it Trump jokes to what could happen to your eyes if you looked at the eclipse without proper protective gear, the creatively funny Twitterati came up with some hilarious jokes.
Sample some of them here.
— Mockeree (@mockeree) August 21, 2017
Me trying to peek at the solar eclipse without “special” glasses?? pic.twitter.com/TQjBgNwmU0
— Paris Hilton (@ParisHilton) August 21, 2017
Leaked photo from tomorrow’s eclipse pic.twitter.com/YfyLydksvK
— Prequel Memes (@PrequelMemesBot) August 21, 2017
Leg of the Day: Sunny with a Chance of Solar Eclipse pic.twitter.com/47a3mVyNHg
— LegMan (@krostiniel) August 21, 2017
isn’t this basically what happens during the solar eclipse pic.twitter.com/svPiLGLde8
— chrysanthemum tran (@chrystran) August 21, 2017
My eclipse glasses. pic.twitter.com/LNBhDUkGkI
— Brian Reynolds (@Mydar) August 21, 2017
All set for the solar eclipse. pic.twitter.com/Ec01U4E47e
— Mr. Drinks On Me (@Mr_DrinksOnMe) August 21, 2017
MRW someone tells me to wear special glasses for the solar eclipse tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/cynR8Jsyx9
— Prequel Memes (@PrequelMemesBot) August 20, 2017
The sun and the moon during the eclipse pic.twitter.com/hSKZww9JkS
— Christan (@ChristanLGrant) August 21, 2017
me tomorrow because i didn’t buy the solar eclipse glasses pic.twitter.com/FQIXPyZO06
— lourdes (@gossipgriII) August 21, 2017
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) August 21, 2017
Me all day tomorrow trying to not go blind from the solar eclipse pic.twitter.com/9wM8Zexgvp
— ???? (@MADBLACKTHOT) August 21, 2017
— Andrew Stroehlein (@astroehlein) August 21, 2017
— Brian Witt (@BrianWittsky) August 21, 2017
Time to get ready & go drive an hour to get that sweet totality. #SolarEclipse17
— Rhi-ks ofAwesomeness (@Rhiannamator) August 21, 2017
— Brandon Miller (@brandonmiller__) August 21, 2017
— Silk Rodriguez, MSW (@MzSilk0731) August 21, 2017
— D. Terrell (@dawny_lu) August 21, 2017
— Antonella Pellegrino (@Antonella823) August 21, 2017
— Rob Perissi (@rperissi) August 21, 2017
In case you were wondering how an eclipse works, then a solar eclipse is when the moon completely covers the sun. According to the NASA website, the live stream begins 1 pm EDT or around 9.50 PST on August 21, which is around 10.30 pm for India. The Solar Eclipse event will begin at this time, and NASA will have a live video stream for the same.
Read more about how to watch the solar eclipse here — Solar Eclipse 2017: NASA live stream timing, how to watch, safety tips and more.