SYFY WIRE’s total coverage of the total solar eclipse: Photos, reactions & more

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You would think that, with all the traffic headed toward a particular region in the past few days, that there must be some kind of blowout reunion tour going on, but this year’s total eclipse of the sun has managed to eclipse potential crowds for even that.

An astronomical (in more ways than one) event has managed to draw enough amateur stargazers to its path of totality. You know this is serious when hotels are getting overbooked like the zombie apocalypse is coming, and people are even parking illegally on highways just for a chance to see the sun turn off for around two minutes. By the way, if you’re looking for a concert, turn around Bright Eyes, because there’s a very appropriately related Bonnie Tyler cruise.

So, you have your AAS-approved shades in hand and are passing the time creating your own eclipse with these heat-activated stamps — now what? The Great American Total Eclipse of 2017 is going more viral than even TRAPPIST-1 or just about anything having to do with hypothetical aliens, and we’re totally geeking out on it. Keep checking back for stellar social media coverage as it happens. 

Wish we'd had these at school back in 1993!

If you're going to get live coverage from anyone, it's NASA.

Just listen to anything NASA says.

I’m not even a huge football fan, but this has to be the coolest helmet ever.

When I was a kid in the ‘90s, not only was there school when we had a solar eclipse, but the teachers were paranoid about our eyes. We were told to put our heads down or else we’d go blind. Recess was obviously canceled.

I would say any advice from the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum is pretty legit.

So it's not coming from Valinor after all ...

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