The solar eclipse of 2017 has a lot of firsts.
It's the first coast-to-coast total eclipse in 99 years.
It's the first total eclipse in the continental United States since 1979.
And it's the first big solar eclipse since Facebook, Twitter and other social networks have been around.
Naturally, the Internet reacted in some amazing and funny ways.
- The moon blocked the sun on Twitter.
— NASA Moon (@NASAMoon) August 21, 2017
2. People made their own "Eclipse" glasses.
today was a success pic.twitter.com/zTIKi3tWpL
— Cute Emergency (@CuteEmergency) August 21, 2017
Homemade eclipse glasses pic.twitter.com/oTYJdNH0TC
— MARIO (@MarioPalush) August 21, 2017
Whoop.. no more stressing.. got my Eclipse glasses for tomorrow! Got mine from Dollar General.. if you hurry up and get there you might can get you a pair!! 😂😂😂 #eclipse
Posted by Sandy Harrelson-Walsh on Sunday, August 20, 2017
3. Some people made their own "homemade eclipse."
My dad just slapped a piece of bologna on the window and yelled ITS THE ECLIPSE pic.twitter.com/BQjtwn6Z9x
— audrey ✨🌹 (@audreyhacker) August 21, 2017
— Cannapreneur (@JoeVargas) August 21, 2017
4. Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" beat "Despacito" on iTunes.
"Total Eclipse of the Heart" is the No. 1 song on iTunes right now pic.twitter.com/un4cV4YfAj
— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) August 21, 2017
— Laina (@laina622) August 21, 2017
5. The solar eclipse became a tasty marketing ploy.
— Hostess Snacks (@Hostess_Snacks) August 21, 2017
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