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The 2023 solar eclipse arrived loaded with the best memes

This October 14, thousands of people witnessed the 2023 solar eclipse in different latitudes of the American continent. Depending on the location it was possible to see all or part of the astronomical phenomenon. As part of the reactions on the internet, the humor of Internet users led to memes that took up various references from series, movies and pop figures to link them with the sighting of the eclipse.

In Mexico, it was only possible to see the ‘ring of fire’, that is, the annular eclipse of the sun in the states of the Yucatan Peninsula (Campeche, Yucatán and Quintana Roo).

In the rest of the states of the country it was only possible to see this phenomenon in its partial phase. For example, in Mexico City and the State of Mexico it was visible between 68 and 70 percent. In states such as Tabasco, Chiapas and Chihuahua, visibility ranged between 79 and 83 percent.

As part of the information campaigns around the eclipse, various agencies such as the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred) issued recommendations so that residents could view the eclipse safely.

  • Do not use dark glasses or lenses.
  • Do not look directly at the Sun.
  • Observe the eclipse with filters.
  • Do not use sunglasses or binoculars.
  • Do not look at the eclipse for more than 30 seconds.

People were also urged not to watch the eclipse for more than 5 seconds at a time.

According to the guidelines of these agencies, the only resources approved to observe the phenomenon are solar filters ISO 12312-2 or the welder filter from number 14.

Before and during the eclipse, UNAM and the Luis Enrique Erro Planetarium distributed glasses with specialized solar filters to attendees free of charge.

Solar eclipse memes 2023

With irony and humor, Internet users took as a reference the casualness with which some people accepted the filter recommendations to view the eclipse.

They also pointed out the weather conditions that, in some states, prevented full visibility during the astronomical phenomenon.

Here is the best selection of memes and cartoons.

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