The first total solar eclipse for 99 years swept America yesterday, with several states witnessing the incredible natural phenomenon as the moon blocked out the sun.
But this once in a lifetime opportunity did not impress everyone, and comics flocked to Twitter to share their own version of the total eclipse, with beer and pugs.
Videos appeared of people ‘eclipsing’ their white cats with their black ones, and their white pugs with the black pugs.
One clever video had a bottle of Sol being eclipsed by a bottle of Blue Moon beer.
This video was shared across Twitter, as the owners of two pugs joked that their eclipse was their black pug moving across their white one
While in the Midwest, some cat owners recreated the eclipse with their adorable kittens
Some people obviously had food rather than space or science on their minds – and this Twitter user was more interested in two donuts
This joke took on an alcohol theme, moving a bottle of Blue Moon in front of a bottle of Sol
Some of the memes turned political, as one person asked for former president Barack Obama to eclipse the new leader, President Trump
The memes also took on a political stance as President Trump was mocked for failing to wear his eclipse sunglasses when he first turned his attention to the sky.
He did eventually put them on, when he was prompted by an aide, leading to tweets suggesting he decided to wear them when Fox News said people should.
And another joked that former President Barack Obama, should eclipse the new president.
Some users were quick to call out the fake images, purporting to be from NASA, that were circulating through the day
President Trump was widely mocked for not wearing his protective eyewear when the eclipse started, looking straight into the sun
But in Britain, a partial eclipse was barely visible thanks to unseasonable clouds covering the sky.
While in America people tweeted that they were bored, in the UK, people did not see any difference in their skyline, with thick cloud cover blocking the sun before the moon could get involved.
People in the UK were left frustrated by the lack of eclipse, which was clouded over. In the States, people bemoaned their colleagues for only caring to have 45 minutes out of work
The total eclipse of the sun is considered one of the most spell-binding phenomena in nature but it rarely occurs over a wide swath of land, let alone one of the world’s most heavily populated countries at the height of summer.
Darkness swept across the US on Monday as the eclipse traveled from coast to coast, ending just before 3pm EDT in South Carolina.
The celestial event began in Oregon at just after 9am PDT, and by 10.20am, the sun was completely blocked out except for a halo-like solar corona plunging the area into twilight.
Plenty of Brits mocked the weather as the country missed out on a total eclipse this time around
Over the next 90 minutes, the total eclipse traveled through 14 different states until ending in South Carolina. The other 36 states were all treated to a partial solar eclipse, where the moon covers only a part of the sun.