Celebrities were seriously excited about the eclipse

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Bring it! Celebrities including Ryan Seacrest and Sheryl Crow were ready for the solar eclipse. (Photo: Ryan Seacrest/Instagram; Sheryl Crow/Instagram)
Bring it! Celebrities including Ryan Seacrest and Sheryl Crow were ready for the solar eclipse. (Photo: Ryan Seacrest/Instagram; Sheryl Crow/Instagram)

It’s not just your Facebook friends. It seemed the whole country — including a lot of Hollywood stars — was keyed up about the solar eclipse, which crossed the United States from coast to coast on Monday.

They had their glasses ready. They had their themed snacks. They had Bonnie Tyler fever (and jokes!). Let’s see which stars obsessed over the astronomical event.

“How amazing was that?” wrote Reese Witherspoon, rocking her robe on the set.

How amazing was that?! #TotalEclipse #SolarEclipse2017 @cassblackbird

A post shared by Reese Witherspoon (@reesewitherspoon) on Aug 21, 2017 at 1:48pm PDT


Olivia Munn watched it go down along with her dog Frankie.

After we saw the #eclipse Frankie looked at me and said "Anywayyyyys."

A post shared by Olivia Munn (@oliviamunn) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:38am PDT


Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas enjoyed it with their kids. Fun fact: She says she’s related to Bonnie Tyler, so perhaps that’s why she went all out.


Special events call for special Nirvana tees, according to Amanda Seyfried.

☀️

A post shared by Amanda Seyfried (@mingey) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:02pm PDT


“Wowza,” remarked Sharon Stone.

Wowza! Watching the eclipse #Eclipse2017

A post shared by Sharon Stone (@sharonstone) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:30pm PDT


Zac Efron was “ready for the future.”

Ready for the future. #eclipse

A post shared by Zac Efron (@zacefron) on Aug 21, 2017 at 3:19pm PDT


“There goes the sun do do do do,” wrote Amy Schumer.

There goes the sun do do do do

A post shared by @amyschumer on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:05am PDT


Christie Brinkley also had a DIY viewer.


Ditto Elizabeth Banks.

Guys! #eclipse2017

A post shared by Elizabeth Banks (@elizabethbanks) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:10am PDT


Perhaps the coolest eclipse viewing party was this one: Book Club co-stars Diane Keaton, Candice Bergen, Jane Fonda, and Mary Steenburgen took it in together on the set.

Eclipse viewing on Book Club. Keaton, Fonda, Bergen, Steenburgen.

A post shared by Candice (@bergenbags) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:31am PDT


Gwyneth Paltrow watched with her son, Moses.

Moments before… #pathoftotality #totaleclipse

A post shared by Gwyneth Paltrow (@gwynethpaltrow) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:49am PDT


Lady Gaga had “take me to your planet” written on her hands. Just in case!

Total eclipse vibes

A post shared by xoxo, Gaga (@ladygaga) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:50am PDT


Nikki Reed came out of her month-long, post-baby social media hiatus to share a shot of Ian Somerhalder wearing several pairs of shades while looking up at the sky. “Honey you sure you can see through those?!” she wrote. “The only way to watch the solar eclipse brought to you by my husband, inventor of all things practical.” We hope at least one pair had the special frames, as we’ve learned that regular shades won’t prevent eye damage.


Kristen Bell had a viewing party on a NYC street.


Karlie Kloss modeled her “eyewear by NASA.

Eyewear by @NASA

A post shared by Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) on Aug 21, 2017 at 8:50pm PDT


“What eclipse?” asked Paul McCartney.

What eclipse? #eclipse2017 Photo by @maryamccartney

A post shared by Paul McCartney (@paulmccartney) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:22pm PDT


Brooklyn Decker and Andy Roddick made it a family thing, which included their young son, Hank.

BRING IT, ECLIPSE!

A post shared by Brooklyn Decker (@brooklyndecker) on Aug 21, 2017 at 7:12am PDT


“Total eclipse of the heart,” wrote Kim Kardashian as she snuggled North and Saint.


It was also a group thing for Danica McKellar, of Wonder Years fame. Though her son was … distracted. “Maybe there was a bug flying by?” she joked.

My son is fascinated… maybe there was a bug flying by? #EclipseDay #Eclipse2017

A post shared by Danica McKellar (@danicamckellar) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:31am PDT


Yup, Supernatural star Jared Padalecki is still a riot. Along with this photo of him with binoculars, he wrote, “We don’t get the ‘total’ eclipse here in Vancouver, so I brought my special eclipse goggles! This is awesome! Just to think, every now and then I get a little bit nervous that the best of all my years had gone by.”


Charlie Sheen can always find something to cheers. Today, it was the eclipse. “Well done Sun!‬ ‪ Well done Moon!‬ ‪CHEERS!!‬” he wrote with the hashtag‬ ‪”#CataractParty.”

‪Well done Sun!‬ ‪  Well done Moon!‬ ‪  CHEERS!!‬ ‪  x‬ ‪ ©‬ ‪  #CataractParty ‬

A post shared by Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:12pm PDT


Paris Hilton made a funny about the whole thing. “Me trying to peek at the solar eclipse without ‘special’ glasses,” she wrote.


Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen made a shoebox projector.

Elementary school science and You Tube saved me when Amazon let me down. #pinhole

A post shared by Julie Bowen (@itsjuliebowen) on Aug 21, 2017 at 9:29am PDT


Someone, who apparently didn’t find it up to snuff, took pity on her and loaned her some glasses. (Though all anyone could talk about in the comments of this photo was how she had food in her teeth.)

Someone took pity on me and my shoebox projector. I wanted to say my projector was just as good. It wasn't.

A post shared by Julie Bowen (@itsjuliebowen) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:07am PDT


Sarah Michelle Gellar was ready.


Gal Gadot shared a public service announcement before the big event.

Save your eyes and do NOT look at the sun today!

A post shared by Gal Gadot (@gal_gadot) on Aug 21, 2017 at 10:40am PDT


Sarah Jessica Parker chased it on a boat.


And chased it.

A post shared by SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:47am PDT


And chased it.

A post shared by SJP (@sarahjessicaparker) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:48am PDT


Madonna was into it, calling it, “Insane.”

Solar Eclipse Insane!! Female Energy Eclipses Male. Energy!

A post shared by Madonna (@madonna) on Aug 21, 2017 at 12:11pm PDT


Bill Nye the Science Guy would not miss it. “Experiencing an eclipse changes the way we feel about space and how we are connected,” he wrote. “I hope this moment reminds us all that we share a common origin among the stars, and that we are all citizens of the same planet.”


Elementary co-stars Lucy Liu and Jonny Lee Miller peeped together.

#elementary Eclipse watch 2017.

A post shared by jonny lee miller (@jonnylmiller) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:58am PDT


America Ferrera described the experience as “soooo cool.”

Eclipse! It's soooo cool!!! Catch whatever sliver you can, if possible! at work w/ @benmfeldman #staringatthesun

A post shared by America Ferrera (@americaferrera) on Aug 21, 2017 at 9:30am PDT


Ryan Seacrest showed off his special specs pre-eclipse. “Solar glasses, check,” he wrote. “Ready for you #greatamericaneclipse.”

Solar glasses, check. Ready for you #greatamericaneclipse

A post shared by Ryan Seacrest (@ryanseacrest) on Aug 21, 2017 at 7:21am PDT


Meanwhile, Kelly Ripa, who has been on vacay, admitted she was “too afraid to look,” but she wasn’t too afraid to snap a pic.

Out of the path of totality. I'm too afraid to look. Is it still there???? #eclipse

A post shared by Kelly Ripa (@kellyripa) on Aug 21, 2017 at 9:55am PDT


Rosario Dawson joked about what really happens during an eclipse.


Sheryl Crow also got her hands on some special shades, which have been selling out. The songstress also planned to make a moon pie, a tasty treat also seeing a boom thanks to the eclipse.

Getting ready for tomorrow! #eclipse #moonpie

A post shared by sherylcrow (@sherylcrow) on Aug 20, 2017 at 6:13pm PDT


Of course Al Roker was ready.


“Are you watching? I am!” wrote Larry King.


The excitement over the eclipse has had an effect on Alanis Morissette‘s sleep, she says.

can't sleep. #solareclipse #newmoon ❤️

A post shared by Alanis Morissette (@alanis) on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:43am PDT


Real Housewives of New York City‘s Carole Radziwill was using the eclipse to channel peace. “The universe is aligning & the eclipse will shed light on your true desires!!!” she wrote. “Close your eyes and imagine… #eclipse2017 #peace.”


Andy Cohen looked to Pink Floyd to put him in the mood.

Pink Floyd – Eclipse

A post shared by Andy Cohen (@bravoandy) on Aug 21, 2017 at 7:15am PDT


Today’s eclipse was exciting and everything, but it was hard to top a past one that Marion Cotillard witnessed. “Saw the one in France in august 1999. One of the best experiences of my life!” the Oscar winner wrote.

Saw the one in France in august 1999. One of the best experiences of my life! #solareclipse

A post shared by @marioncotillard on Aug 21, 2017 at 9:34am PDT


Ivanka Trump shared an explainer on what to expect.


Joe Jonas, along with DNCE, performed with Bonnie Tyler of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” fame aboard a cruise ship.

A post shared by J O E J O N A S (@joejonas) on Aug 21, 2017 at 11:08am PDT


“Oh cool you saw the eclipse… did you sing Total Eclipse of the Heart with Bonnie Tyler On a cruise ship while the Eclipse happened?” he wrote? Game. Set. Match.



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