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You probably thought the Great American Eclipse of 2017 happened because of the orbits of the Earth, the Sun, and that rock in the sky we call the Moon. However, it turns out you have Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to thank for the unforgettable moment. At least that was what Johnson joked in a cheeky video he uploaded to social. Check it out:
You talk about once in a lifetime. ... Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls of all ages ... This is special. I am, in fact, causing an eclipse---the first human ever to cause [an eclipse].
By the end of the humorous video, Dwayne Johnson pretended to catch on that he was, in fact, not the heavenly body causing the total solar eclipse. (But, hey, at least he still has a heavenly body.)
During Dwayne Johnson's wrestling days, he played a cocky, mega-confident manly man, so he incorporated that humor into the eclipse video. The truth is, Johnson has reason to feel more confident now more than ever. He was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood for a while. There was even speculation that the Baywatch and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star might run for President of the United States because of how likable he seems.
Dwayne Johnson was not the only celebrity who was excited about the total solar eclipse. Many other stars took to social to express enthusiasm. For example, Sarah Jessica Parker uploaded videos of the eclipse while watching it with Mathew Broderick and their kids in a spot along the path of totality. Lady Gaga wrote "Take me to your planet" -- lyrics from her Artpop song "Venus" -- on her hands and posted a picture to social. Amy Schumer, Josh Gad, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Darius Rucker, Katy Perry, Jack Black, and Kim Kardashian were among the other celebs who got in on the eclipse fun with pictures for social.
Also, while Dwayne Johnson's video was hilarious, the moment belonged to a different celebrity. Bonnie Tyler sang "Total Eclipse of the Heart" aboard a cruise ship during totality, while her iconic song went to number one on iTunes and sales of it rose 500%. So, we know what The Rock was cooking, but Tyler still eclipsed him and everyone else.
We love how connected everybody was during the total solar eclipse. It's awesome to see The Rock and so many other famous people having fun with their glasses on and faces toward the sky.