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Blocked: NASA Moon, Sun Accounts Squabble on Eclipse Day

@NASASun didn't take too kindly to @NASAMoon's shade

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    Watch as the sun is completely obscured by the moon in this clip of Monday's solar eclipse.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 21, 2017)

    The moon didn't just block the sun in the sky on Monday.

    NASA's official Twitter account for the moon temporarily blocked its official account for the sun, in an example of social media imitating life.

    "HA HA HA I've blocked the Sun!" @NASAMoon tweeted with a screenshot of the blocked account. "Make way for the Moon."

    The sun didn't take too kindly to the social media shade, which came as the moon covered the the midday sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.

    "uh, EXCUSE ME?!?" @NASASun tweeted back.

    But the two accounts were back on good terms after the eclipse completed its path of totality across the U.S.

    "Let the Sun shine @NASASun, I unblocked you in the sky and on Twitter," @NASAMoon tweeted.