The Great American Eclipse is over.
Millions of people across the nation celebrated the solar eclipse, which reached totality about 11:30 a.m. in Idaho on Monday.
Several people in Utah traveled to Idaho to watch the event.
People are already looking ahead. Utah residents will have a front-row seat to the 2045 eclipse, as it’s slated to pass through the Beehive State.
But before we move forward, it’s important to look back and honor the eclipse for what it was.
And in 2017, that means looking at the Twitter discussion.
Twitter was rampant with memes, jokes and parodies all about the eclipse. Here’s a look at some of the funniest ones.
General jokes were shared.
TV coverage of eclipse rolling from west to east is like "New Year's Rockin' Eve," but in reverse— David S. Joachim (@davidjoachim) August 21, 2017
impressing some high school girls by staring directly at the eclipse— raandy (@randygdub) August 21, 2017
don't look at me or my sun ever again— Holly (@holly_holl) August 21, 2017
Several people urged viewers not to look directly into the eclipse, but then joked about those who did.
Would all @nytimes readers please NOT look at the eclipse directly. Your eyeballs are important to us.— Marc Lacey (@marclacey) August 21, 2017
DO NOT READ IF YOU DIDNT STARE AT THE SUN— carl (@NightlifeMingus) August 21, 2017
greetings fellow chosen ones, what shall we name the three new colors revealed to us
me, a wise man: don't stare at teh sun in an eclipse bc uv rays and also science— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) August 21, 2017
also me, an idiot: CLOUDS WILL KEEP MY EYES SAFE
I'm selling my Twitter stock since everyone will be blind tomorrow.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) August 21, 2017
Some speculated that this might be the end of civilization.
Folks, it's been a pleasure to be w/ you during the past few years. If we don't make it out alive, I love you all. Otherwise, see you soon!— (((Harry Enten))) (@ForecasterEnten) August 21, 2017
Brands even got in on the action.
Hey, just wondering why 10% of you chose to watch a giant rock cover a giant ball of gas when I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE FOR YOU.— Netflix US (@netflix) August 22, 2017
Tweeters also got a little political with their tweets on the eclipse.
sounds like this eclipse is going to come down to turnout— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) August 21, 2017
can you imagine how bad twitter would be right now if the eclipse were giving a speech— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) August 21, 2017
Pop culture-related jokes were told, too.
VERY GOOD TROLL IDEA— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) August 21, 2017
1. publish a post-eclipse story called "how to know if you incurred eye damage"
2. lower text opacity to 50%
normal twitter vs. eclipse twitter pic.twitter.com/qRHaoNI467— David Mack (@davidmackau) August 21, 2017
that's no moon— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) August 21, 2017
And other people left real-life accounts.
There's a guy in this coffee shop who literally just said, "Did it start yet?" then walked outside, looked straight up, and screamed.— Robin Wasserman (@robinwasserman) August 21, 2017
Gave my eclipse glasses to a little girl so that's the end of that for me today— Dad (@fivefifths) August 21, 2017
President Donald Trump, who watched the eclipse with his wife Melania Trump and son Baron Trump, actually took off his glasses to look at the sun (something many have urged not to do), according to CNN.
Twitter went nuts.
You know Sean Spicer would have argued so hard that Trump didn't look into the eclipse.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 21, 2017