In a few minutes, the Earth’s Moon will begin its rude obstruction of the Sun, covering much of the central United States in darkness for just a few seconds.
Yes, today’s the day of the first total solar eclipse to affect the US mainland in over a century, with the next expected in 2024. And the hype is real.
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It’s a big occasion, for scientists wishing to study the Sun’s atmosphere, and the common astronomer just wishing to snap a picture or two or to simply say that “they were there”.
Among the latter, it seems, are America’s dogs.
In preparation of the celestial event, Americans took to Instagram to snap their pooches donning eclipse glasses — shades that allow creatures to gaze directly at the Sun and Moon’s dance.
We’re not sure if they could be bothered, but nevertheless, here are some adorable woofers before the Sun goes down. Kind of.
Today is the big Solar Eclipse! Mr Bento is ready and indulged on our banana
flavored treats which he received over the weekend. Do your fur children have their treats while watching this spectacular event? If you are wondering if you need to do anything special to protect your dog’s eyes, luckily most experts say there is little need to. However, they do need snacks while they wait patiently in the path of totality… sign up for our monthly subscription plan today. #whatareyoufeedingyourfurchildren #jointhemovement #Whatareyoufeedingyourfurchildren? #organicpettreats #whatareyoufeedingyourfurchildren #jointhemovement #dogallergiessuck #dogshelters #doglovers #dogtreats #organictreats #organicdogtreats #organicpettreats #healthypets #healthpetfood #healthytreats #healthydogtreats #healthypettreats #dogshelters #dogadoption #dogsensitivetummys #dogsofinstgram #bellabonez
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READY FOR THE EPIC ECLIPSE! —What? Too much? …..I do feel strange.
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Who turned off the lights?
. Here in Oregon we’re fortunate enough to live along the path of totality for this once in a lifetime event. According to the Mother Nature Network, dogs and cats may be frightened or confused by the total solar eclipse. They note it may not be any different than their reactions to fireworks or other loud noises, regardless of the fact an eclipse is a silent event. Research shows that although pets don’t typically stare into the sun, it’s best to have safety glasses on or keep them indoors. If you want to watch from the safety of your own home, tune into @nasa for the live broadcast! #eclipse2017 #eclipsesafety
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