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Oops! Trump Forgets Special Glasses While Viewing Total Eclipse, Gets Trolled

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| August 22 , 2017 , 13:54 IST

One of the most major celestial events to grace the skies, a total solar eclipse appeared on Monday night, as millions of sky-gazers watched the sun vanish behind the moon across the continent of North America for the first time in nearly a century.

Although eclipses often occur, totality, when the moon completely blocks out all the light coming from the sun resulting in a shadow of darkness on the earth, happens rarely. On Monday, the path of totality covered a 113-kilometer wide path across 14 US states.

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Die-hard eclipse chasers and amateur star watchers came together to watch the eclipse in cities marked in the path of totality. Across the US, camping trips, astronomy meet-ups, festivals, rooftop parties and even weddings took place during the eclipse, which was also live streamed by NASA.

The capital of US, Washington, only witnessed 81 percent of totality but the First family of US President Donald Trump, his wife Melania and their son Barron took out time to watch the solar eclipse.

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A widely known rule is that an eclipse should not be viewed by the naked eye as the rays of the sun are more powerful and could damage eyesight. However, looks like President Trump forgot the rule, as he started to watch the eclipse without any protective eyewear, but was reminded by an aide soon after to don the special eyewear.

Watch the Trumps viewing the eclipse below:

President Trump was also trolled on Twitter as local media termed him as being 'not too bright' and also being a 'brave' President.

View tweets below: