The country today took a break from ripping itself apart to revel in a rare total eclipse of the sun. Politicians, on break, got out their deck chairs:

…or made a wish:

…while President Donald Trump, back in the renovated White House after his Jersey vacay, demonstrated how not to watch an eclipse:

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…and then the right way:

Meanwhile, Hollywood reacted variously to the blackout: