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As the moon passed over the sun for the first time in 38 years, millions of Americans flocked outside to watch the natural phenomenon known as #SolarEclipse2017.

But unlike the last eclipse, social media made it possible to live the moment in real-time. We gathered some of the greatest memes and most interesting moments from the morning. Fortunately you won’t need your goggles for this!

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A few people captured the moment in the air and on the ground.

The official NASA Moon account had a little fun on Twitter and officially blocked NASA’s Sun & Space account.

Some pointed out the only type of Eclipse we shall acknowledge and came through with hilarious memes:

"From ghetto to ghetto, to backyard to yard" Y'all see the eclipse?!!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ#solareclipse #myeyes ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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#eclipse #Eclipse2017ย ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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45 got dragged for looking directly at the sun, but then retreated to get his official glasses to view the moment from the Truman balcony at the White House:

 

#Issa blind man ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

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And of course a few celebs got in on the action:

The ECLIPSE has SWAT Goofballin' on set!!! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ @swatcbs ๐ŸŒ’๐ŸŒ’

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Yall trying to witness the solar eclipse without glasses…. #solareclipse #itwasdope

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ECLIPSE ~ @jeniferlewisforreal #blackish

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