Staring at the solar eclipse without protective glasses can leave you with bigly eye damage.
But don’t tell Donald Trump that, because it’s too late for him by the looks of it.
The president was photographed staring directly at the sun before totality happened.
Someone must have tugged at his hand and told him that’s not how you’re supposed to view anything that has the potential to literally burn your retina. He was seen struggling to put on some protective peeper gear shortly after.
It looks like press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had a great time watching Trump watching the eclipse.
The president’s done us all a favor by remaining relatively quiet today. We’ve managed to enjoy nature’s show without Trump poking North Korea or bringing a strange new law into force over Twitter. That, in itself, is arguably more impressive than the solar eclipse.
He did blast ‘fake news media’, but it wouldn’t be a normal day if he didn’t.
We could to view scenes like this, all drama free:
Darkness first hit Oregon at around 10.15am Pacific time. South Carolina will experience the final moments of total darkness at 2.49pm Eastern time.
The show took place over parts of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina and Iowa.
The path was pretty narrow — around 60 to 70 miles.
People waited 99 years to see the solar eclipse, and there won’t be another for quite some time.