Monday's solar eclipse has been a boon for the Internet.

It's given people a break from all the political talk that drives the information superhighway these days and let them focus on a celestial happening for the ages (although, to be fair, the next solar eclipse, slated for 2014, isn't all that far away).

Check out how the Internet has braced itself for the event. And, oh yeah, all that talk about people not talking politics? Not totally true. You can see for yourself how the Twittersphere managed to tie the two together.