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What celebrities and politicians saw during Monday’s solar eclipse

Millions of Americans stopped what they were doing Monday to carefully view a total solar eclipse that darkened the skies over more than a dozen states including New York.

A pair of presidents, a master horror novelist and a rapper who may suddenly need a guide dog counted themselves among the spectators.

President Biden took in the cosmic event — and threw some shade at Donald Trump with a brief video mocking his Republican rival.

“An eclipse is worth marveling at,” Biden’s team captioned a video posted to social media Monday. “But don’t be silly, folks – play it safe and wear protective eyewear.”

The video recreated an infamous 2017 moment that occurred during the Trump administration when the former president, who’s running against Biden again in November, ignored warnings and stared into an eclipsed sun. While medical experts agree looking at the sun can cause eye damage, there’s no indication Trump was injured.

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump points to the sun as he arrives to view the solar eclipse at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
In this Aug. 21, 2017, file photo, then-President Trump points to the sun as he arrives to view the solar eclipse at the White House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

For his part, Trump posted an eclipse-inspired campaign ad to his Truth Social platform on Sunday showing his head blocking out the sun while supporters repeatedly chanted “U-S-A!”

New York City Mayor Adams took time out of his day to gaze at the view, protective glasses on.

Mayor Eric Adams views the solar eclipse with older adults from Norfolk Senior Housing in Manhattan. Monday, April 8, 2024. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.
Mayor Eric Adams views the solar eclipse with older adults from Norfolk Senior Housing in Manhattan. Monday, April 8, 2024. Credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office.

“Nowhere better in the world to enjoy the heavenly presence of today’s #SolarEclipse than New York City!” he wrote on X.

In the event, while the eclipse was mostly visible in the Big Apple, other parts of the country could see the glorious spectacle in its entirety, as commenters noted.

Not surprisingly, master of horror Stephen King saw the eclipse in a unique light.

“This looks like a demonic eye,” the writer from Maine said of a photo of the sun and moon peeking through a dark cloud formation.

Stephen King attends a special screening of "IT" at Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 on September 6, 2017 in Bangor, Maine. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Warner Bros.)
Stephen King attends a special screening of “IT” at Bangor Mall Cinemas 10 on Sept. 6, 2017 in Bangor, Maine. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images for Warner Bros.)

“Midnight” rapper and “Law & Order” actor Ice-T seemingly joked the glasses he procured to safely view the eclipse were defective.

“I’m Blind!” he posted on X. “F these BS glasses!”

His rep didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

Singer Bonnie Tyler appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday to celebrate the continued relevance of her 1983 hit tune “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

“Every time the eclipse comes, everyone all over the world, they play ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ and I never get tired of singing it,” the 72-year-old crooner confessed.

Searches for Tyler’s top-selling tune on Spotify surged by nearly 50% in the U.S. in the week leading up to the eclipse, a company representative told CNN.


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