Just yesterday (Monday August 21st), many people were treated to a rare total solar eclipse. For this eclipse, the longest period when the moon completely blocks the sun from any given location along the path will be about two minutes and 40 seconds (NASA).
An estimate of around 300 million Americans got to witness the first total solar eclipse cross the United states since 1918. With the solar eclipse potentially being a once-in-a-lifetime experience, many took to the various social media platforms to document their solar eclipse 2017 experience.
With the help of Popular Chip’s social listening tool, we were able to find the top shots on Instagram with the hashtag #SolarEclipse2017 and #Eclipse2017 and here they are!
Number 1: @WaltDisneyWorld 158,880 likes
Number 3: @Redbull 46,161 likes
Unless you’ve been in the dark, you knew there was a solar eclipse earlier today. This is one of the epic shots we got during the eclipse and you’re going to want to swipe left to see how we got it. 👈 🏃: @redbullcliffdiving 📸: @dustinsnipes 🎥: @thechad12 @fameless #solareclipse2017 #eclipse2017 #solareclipse
Number 4: @USInterior 41,584 likes
Number 5: @HBO 43,673 likes
Number 6: @ourplanetdaily 23,694 likes
Number 7: @TIME 22,124 likes
Six professional wingsuit jumpers witnessed #solareclipse2017 from 14,000 feet above Madras, Ore., on Aug. 21, a stunt they claim is the first of its kind. The Great American Eclipse began in Oregon before following a path of totality that ended in South Carolina. Video footage captured by OutsideTV shows the group at jump time—10:18 a.m. local time, or 30 seconds before the eclipse reached totality—and then traveling at a speed of 150 mph through a darkening sky as the eclipse progressed. “This jump will be remembered forever and will go down in the record books,” one jumper wrote on Instagram, adding that it was an “intense moment.” Video source: OutsideTV
Number 8: @luxuryworldtraveler 20,820 likes
Number 9: @auadrf 20,389 likes
Not as exciting as we thought…at least not on this side of the country…but here it is…the big 2017 Eclipse!! #eclipse #eclipse2017 #eclipseglasses #eclipsesolar #beach #sky #skyview #clouds #2017❤️ #sun #moon #sunmoon #ouch #august #summer #nature #life #earth #nasa #eclipsesolar #sol #solareclipse #solareclipse2017 #lua #north #photography #photooftheday #picoftheday
Number 10: @rgiii 17,876 likes
Surprisingly, the posts that made it to the top 10 are mainly from various brand accounts. To end off, here are some posts from celebrities who joined in the whole eclipse fun on their Instagram as well!
Total eclipse of the heart. Ladies and gentlemen and kids of all ages around the world, the love and bond we have has officially become even stronger as I've officially caused a total ecli… wait.. is that.. the moon.. shit.. let me get back to you. I still love you. Someone get me the NASA on the phone. 🌓💪🏾