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 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.
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.
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.