Ivanka Trump's Eclipse Tweet Gets Snarky Replies (Photos)

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Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, took to Twitter to post about the solar eclipse occurring Aug. 21 -- and fellow Twitter users took the opportunity to bash her for it.

Ivanka posted an image discussing the science behind a solar eclipse to her personal Twitter account with an explanatory caption, according to HuffPost.

"Wondering how it works? In a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the sun & Earth & blocks all or part of the sun for up to 3 hrs," she wrote.

Users around Twitter responded to Ivanka's tweet with memes of her father and other assorted eclipse-related puns related to the presidency.

"The only eclipse I'm worried about right now," offered one user, posting a silhouette photo of Donald's head eclipsing a large, bright light.

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"Thanks Ivanka," added another user. "But we don't need your help understanding the eclipse. Perhaps you should help your dad understand what nazis stand for."

"Thank you! Now teach you dad the difference between heal and heel," wrote a third, referencing a string of typos the president made in Twitter posts on Aug. 19.

The solar eclipse was visible to all of North America, at least partially, during its path Aug. 21, according to NASA. A total of 14 states across the country experienced sustained darkness for roughly two minutes as the moon obscured the sun.

NASA also advised eclipse watchers to not look directly at the sun without protection, regardless of it being temporarily blocked by the moon. Special eclipse glasses are necessary to safely look directly at the sun.

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The Aug. 21 eclipse was the first total solar eclipse visible in the lower 48 states in 38 years, according to the BBC. It was also the first eclipse that passed over both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts since 1918, and the first time in the country's history that a solar eclipse's direct path traveled exclusively over the U.S. 

Many small towns in the eclipse's path became tourist hotspots. Carbondale, Illinois, was a particular popular destination due to experiencing the longest period of totality -- two minutes and 40 seconds, according to the BBC. Carbondale will experience totality again in 2024, during the next total solar eclipse visible from the U.S.

Some commentators predicted that the 2017 eclipse would be the most photographed, best-documented moment in human history.

Another solar eclipse passed over China and India in 2009, becoming one of the most popular moments for photography as well.

Sources: HuffPost, NASA, BBC / Featured Image: Michael Vadon/Flickr / Embedded Images: Devin Duke/Twitter, NASA via BBC

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