The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the US in 99 years, from Oregon to South Carolina, brought about a superb tweet from none other than the Moon itself.
Well, Nasa’s Moon account that is.
The @NASAMoon Twitter account has been building up to the special day with some great tweets revolving around itself – a nice break for an object that revolves around the Earth.
And while those tweets were entertaining enough, they were nothing compared to what the @NASAMoon account had in store for the big day.
“Make way for the Moon” – Now that’s an eclipse for the modern age right there.
Totality – when the sun is completely obscured by the moon – lasts for around two minutes in each location along the narrow corridor stretching across the US.
So it was no surprise to see @NASAMoon unblock @NASASun after a short while.
That’s great orbital banter.