By Naomi Clarke, PA Entertainment Reporter
Music fans produced a total eclipse of Bonnie Tyler’s Twitter mentions on Thursday morning after a partial solar eclipse delighted skygazers.
The rare celestial show prompted social media users to tweet at Tyler, whose hit song Total Eclipse Of The Heart went to number one in countries all over the world in 1983.
The Welsh artist tweeted: “Notifications are blowing up. *checks news* Ah. There’s an eclipse”.
Notifications are blowing up.
Ah. There's an eclipse
— Bonnie Tyler (@BonnieTOfficial) June 10, 2021
The Specsavers Twitter account replied: “Turn your notifications off, bright eyes”.
Journalist John Sturgis tweeted: “It must happen every now and then…”, while musician Richard Miller wrote: “Amazing. You must be able to predict surges in royalties quite efficiently.”
Turn your notifications off, bright eyes
— Specsavers (@Specsavers) June 10, 2021
Astronomy enthusiasts witnessed a crescent sun during the partial solar eclipse on Thursday.
Despite cloudy skies, some astronomy enthusiasts were able to see nearly a third of the sun being blocked out by the moon.
Tyler’s pop-rock anthem was released in 1983 on her fifth studio album, Faster Than The Speed Of Night.
It became the biggest hit of her career, going to number one in Ireland, the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Norway and South Africa.
The song has sold more than six million copies worldwide and has been streamed on Spotify more than 407 million times.
During the solar eclipse of August 21st 2017, Nielsen Music reported that the digital download sales on the 80s classic had increased by 503 per cent in the week ending August 20th, the song’s biggest digital sales week ever.
Billboard also reported the song had resurfaced on its chart, coming in at number 13.
The song was written and produced by Jim Steinman, who has also helped compose Meat Loaf’s Bat Out Of Hell album and wrote the power ballad It’s All Coming Back To Me Now, famously covered by Celine Dion.