While some Western New Yorkers bolted down to Kentucky or Tennessee to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse in all its glory, the rare phenomenon also packed a decent punch on local social media.
The eclipse began at 1:11 p.m. for Western New York, with the prime time for viewing slated for 2:34. Check out The News' post here if you're interested in serious coverage.
Several posts were fixated on the special glasses for eclipse viewing, expressing concern about eye damage to varying extents.
Here's a look at some funny responses first, with positive and negative takes to come.
Someone make sure Tom Brady stares directly into the eclipse today. I heard it's good luck.
— Buffalo Girl (@BuffaloGrlProbs) August 21, 2017
I think it's endearing when radio does "live eclipse updates."
— Lindsay (@TheDailySampler) August 21, 2017
The phrase "path of totality" sounds way cooler than what it actually is.
— Drew (@DJRooU) August 21, 2017
— Bobby Giambra (@BobbyGiambra) August 21, 2017
Tried on the eclipse glasses. Walked into a wall and fell through the screen door. I think they pass the test #SolarEclispe2017
— Lady in the Buff (@JRad4U) August 21, 2017
These eclipse glasses are boutta give everyone one mean tan line
— Matthew (@matt_murphy43) August 21, 2017
imagine how many people went blind in the 1600s who didn't have diy cereal boxes to project the solar eclipse safely and efficiently
— frado (@luhfraydoh) August 21, 2017
i want to look at the eclipse more than i want to look at anything ever and the fact that i CANT is only making me want it more
— vegan ranch (@pancakepuppy420) August 21, 2017
solar eclipse and chill?
— steph nuggs (@TheWesRiley) August 21, 2017
Best part about this eclipse is watching my dad stare into a cereal box for 20 minutes straight
— Nina (@stockman_nina) August 21, 2017
The Eclipse feels like end of days...people jammed on sidewalks, staring it to the sky...
— Dan Magnuszewski (@magnachef) August 21, 2017
— TJ Pignataro 🌎 (@TJPignataro) August 21, 2017
My mom is freaking out about the solar eclipse. She won't leave the house without sunglasses and a hooded sweatshirt
— nicole rice (@20nicole_rice) August 21, 2017
Quiet around the nearby animal pens. Either its the eclipse or they are planning something, #headsdownpretendyoulikethegrass
— Michael Powers (@mspowers) August 21, 2017
I'm like a celebrity right now with the only eclipse glasses in Larkin square
— John I. Clayton (@Iremarkable) August 21, 2017
Fun fact: If you look at the solar eclipse wearing Gucci shades, your clout level multiplies by 4.
— LaDevon Ball (@Devon_Hall39) August 21, 2017
— JOSH (@BENKSY_1) August 21, 2017
this solar eclipse is more overrated than the fast and furious movies
— ryan (@_yeatez) August 21, 2017
I'm not seeing enough eclipse humor on twitter today
— Jackson DiGiacomo (@jackdigiac) August 21, 2017
SOME PEOPLE ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE:
Just saw the #eclipse with the solar glasses- pretty amazing!!
— Alternative Brandi (@altbrandi1077) August 21, 2017
Just got to witness a total solar eclipse and I'll have to say it was the coolest thing I have ever seen
— Cillian Japrow (@Jcaprow) August 21, 2017
Eclipse was wicked cool to see! Lucky our Solar System harbors life to appreciate such wonders.
— Rich McGilvray (@Misterchief) August 21, 2017
I've always been so obsessed with everything about the sky but wow this eclipse is extraordinary
— Erin Hufford (@erin_murphy717) August 21, 2017
little kid outside the library sharing his eclipse glasses with a homeless man I'm emotioNAL
— ian mccuen (@ianmccuen) August 21, 2017
This eclipse is pretty cool and it's not even dark yet!
— Chris Aris (@AriS131) August 21, 2017
I don't know what was more disappointing. The eclipse from Buffalos point of view or yesterday's Game of Thrones episode.
— Vinnie (@Vinnie_Cic) August 21, 2017
The eclipse wasn't as cool as I thought it would be at all
— Ryan Schiller (@ryan__schiller) August 21, 2017
Eclipse-light is weird and somewhat unsettling.
— Ed Grabianowski (@robotviking) August 21, 2017