The much-heralded solar eclipse finally arrives on Monday, Aug. 21, and the days leading up to the celestial event have been full of hilarious Internet jokes commemorating the culturally significant moment.
From cracks about hard-to-find eclipse glasses to plenty of pop culture references (hi, Taylor Swift!), Twitter users have been bringing the quality content we've come to expect from the Internet.
much like the moon, I also like to stand in front of my hotter friends and dramatically become the center of attention— aaron (@aaronmedwards) August 21, 2017
PSA: wild animals do not know to look away from the eclipse. Bring all them inside during it. Birds, raccoons, fox..all of em— despacitjoe (@sad_tree) August 20, 2017
Read on for more of the best Twitter jokes about the eclipse — although you might want to hold if you care about Twilight spoilers.
As many are aware, The Twilight Saga contains an installment subtitled Eclipse, which many people are using as material for very excellent jokes. Spoiler alert — Bella ends up with Edward.
Not to spoil the eclipse for y'all but Bella chooses Edward lol— oovoo javer (@ziamalso) August 20, 2017
Wow I can't believe we have a whole day tomorrow dedicated to Eclipse, the 3rd installment of the hit Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer— Sarah (@sarahcuda_5) August 20, 2017
does any1 kno if they gunna be showing the twilight saga: eclipse all day tomorrow. just trying to plan in advance thx— jake (@jakepinckes) August 20, 2017
Guys, I'm not ready for the eclipse. I haven't even seen New Moon! pic.twitter.com/jOMSlvH6n9— Evan DeSimone (@Smorgasboredom) August 21, 2017
Eclipse-safe glasses have been selling out around the country, so some people used Twitter to share their handy ideas for makeshift viewing devices. Note: don't try any of these at home.
Eclipse glasses $15 hmu pic.twitter.com/x2OY7BlpQR— Tyler Webster (@tylerrwebster) August 21, 2017
My eclipse glasses. pic.twitter.com/d4RiUXNAYs— jamie (@gnuman1979) August 20, 2017
I’m ready to watch the eclipse pic.twitter.com/HD3yS2aNjK— Bucky Isotope (@BuckyIsotope) August 21, 2017
Wow! Fantastic! I couldn't find solar eclipse glasses 👓 so I put a frying pan over my eyes and it is completely dark!!! #EclipseDay— t.j. miller (@nottjmiller) August 21, 2017
Others wondered what would happen if they were to look at the sun without glasses, while many didn't seem to care about the potential consequences.
y is my biggest concern right now that i won't be able to resist the urge to look @ the eclipse on monday and go blind— Angela Stevenson (@angstevee) August 18, 2017
Me looking at the eclipse without glasses so I can file disability on Tuesday. pic.twitter.com/CnghsSbx1A— BIGNOAH (@BIGNOAH256) August 21, 2017
can't wait to look directly into the sun and blame that for why im behind on all of my work— Matt Bellassai (@MattBellassai) August 21, 2017
Me after I stare at the eclipse and burn my retinas but my eyebrows remain snatched pic.twitter.com/px9uigXsIf— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) August 21, 2017
There were also plenty of other jokes to be had, including theories about Taylor Swift's current social media campaign and the fact that her fandom is currently in a frenzy regarding possible new music from the singer.
In 30 minutes, as a show of power, @taylorswift13 will blot out the sun.— Joseph Kahn (@JosephKahn) August 21, 2017
can taylor swift plz not take this once in a lifetime event celebrating the beauty of our tangible universe n not make it her n her breakup https://t.co/8fzt98mUP1— darcie (@333333333433333) August 21, 2017
taylor swift does not respect the cosmos— deaux (@dstfelix) August 21, 2017
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