The Great American Eclipse came, it saw and it definitely conquered — social media, that is. Seemingly everyone under the sun shared status updates about the rare celestial occurrence, including a bevy of celebrities. And just like the rest of us, they were officially star-struck (do you see what I did there?).
It’s only natural to geek out, after all. Not only was Monday’s eclipse the first total solar eclipse in the U.S. since 1979, it’s also the first total solar eclipse in U.S. history that crossed from coast to coast. We won’t have another visible total solar eclipse in America until April 8, 2024, and that one will only be visible in certain states from Texas to New England.
So, yeah, it merited all the praise hand emojis. Plus, the fringe benefit for us mere mortals was the fact that we got to see celebrities totally freak out right alongside the rest of us — some more unintentionally hilariously than others.
Winning the day in the world of celebrity reactions had to be Sarah Jessica Parker, who was “eclipse-chasing” in Charleston, South Carolina (my town, hollaaaa!).
Seriously, the best. Although, admittedly, Justin Trudeau runs a close second.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) August 21, 2017
Here are some of the other stars with quite literal stars in their eyes over the solar eclipse.
I just invested in an eclipse sunglass company. Does anyone know when the next one is?
— Tracee Ellis Ross (@TraceeEllisRoss) August 21, 2017
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) August 21, 2017
— Bill Nye (@BillNye) August 21, 2017
Even presidents, past and present, got in on the fun.
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) August 21, 2017
— William Davis (@davis1988will) August 21, 2017