Reactions to the 2017 Coast-to-Coast Solar Eclipse
Many in the U.S gathered today to witness the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse in nearly a century, and many observers used high tech camera equipment to record the event. Others..namely POTUS looked up to the sky and pointed, disregarding only one rule with eclipses: Don’t look directly at the sun during them. But this is the Donald, a rebel who follows his own rules, but not to worry, later he did put on the protective eye-wear — as did first lady Melania Trump.
Pictures and videos of the once-in-a-lifetime event quickly filled social media.
Shadows of the eclipse thru trees on deck in Idaho pic.twitter.com/plQjdOd3if
— Jeramie Rain (@jeramiedreyfuss) August 21, 2017
— open for a surprise (@openforsurprise) August 21, 2017
— LOLBOOK (@LOLBOOKcom) August 21, 2017
— National WWI Museum (@TheWWImuseum) August 21, 2017
— NASA Goddard Images (@NASAGoddardPix) August 21, 2017
According to Nasa, this eclipse will allow scientists to study the out atmosphere of the sun, amusingly called “the corona”.
Interestingly, the corona usually cannot be seen against the bright background of the sun.