President Donald Trump Watches the Eclipse at the White House

August 21, 2017 Last Updated: August 21, 2017

President Donald Trump just looked at the total eclipse on Monday—along with millions of other Americans.

The total eclipse was also viewed by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer at the White House.

First lady Melania Trump and Barron Trump also watched the event.

Vice President Mike Pence watched the eclipse at the U.S. Naval Observatory while wearing protective glasses.

“Exciting to watch the total eclipse with @potus today! #Eclipse2017,” Melania Trump tweeted.

U.S. President Donald Trump watches the solar eclipse with first Lady Melania Trump and son Barron from the Truman Balcony at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2017 REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
President Donald Trump watches the solar eclipse with first Lady Melania Trump and son Barron from the Truman Balcony at the White House on Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (L) watch the solar eclipse from the Truman Balcony at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
White House Senior Adviser Ivanka Trump and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross watch the solar eclipse from the Truman Balcony at the White House on Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross watch the solar eclipse  from the Truman Balcony at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2017 REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (L) and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross watch the solar eclipse from the Truman Balcony at the White House on Aug. 21, 2017. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

Washington, D.C., experienced a partial eclipse. Fourteen U.S. states experienced the total eclipse.

This eclipse is likely the most watched and photographed one in history.

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 21, 2017. The Great American Eclipse completed its journey across the United States Monday, with the path of totality stretching coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump look up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House, on Aug. 21, 2017. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21:  (AFP OUT) U.S. President Donald Trump looks up toward the Solar Eclipse while joined by his wife first lady Melania Trump on the Truman Balcony at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Millions of people have flocked to areas of the U.S. that are in the "path of totality" in order to experience a total solar eclipse.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump looks up toward the solar eclipse, joined by his wife first lady Melania Trump on the Truman Balcony at the White House on Aug. 21, 2017. Millions of people have flocked to areas of the United States that are in the path of totality in order to experience a total solar eclipse. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 21:  Attorney General Jeff Sessions wears special glasses to view the solar eclipse at the White House on August 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. Millions of people have flocked to areas of the U.S. that are in the "path of totality" in order to experience a total solar eclipse.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions in special glasses viewing the solar eclipse at the White House on Aug. 21, 2017. Millions of people have flocked to areas of the United States that are in the path of totality in order to experience a total solar eclipse. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

The last time the contiguous United States saw a total eclipse was in 1979.

According to the New Yorker, Trump was born during a lunar eclipse in 1946. “This is a time of great strength for Mars, when he is renewed in his energy and force, and with almost a blind naiveté dispenses martial virtue without discretion,” said astrological consultant Wade Caves, who pointed out Trump’s birth.