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On Monday 21 August the United States will witness a total solar eclipse.

In what has already been dubbed the Great American Eclipse, skies will turn dark from Oregon to South Carolina in one of the greatest intergalactic spectacles in the known universe.

This rare phenomenon hasn't occurred in mainland America since 1979, and people have been excitedly planning events to coincide with it.

One institute aiming to make the most of the day is the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas.

They are organising a free event for anyone to attend. The Facebook page for the event already has over 1000 people confirmed.

However, one eager but concerned mother has asked if the eclipse could be rescheduled as her kids are back at school that day.

She perhaps didn't realise that space can't exactly be controlled like that and that she'll probably be able to see the whole thing from wherever she is standing.

In a comment, that has now been deleted, the woman wrote:

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Unfortunately for her, the comment didn't go unnoticed, with many people being baffled by her request.

It has quickly become a viral joke, with hundreds of people flocking to the page, to register their own ridiculous requests.

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One person asked if NASA could get involved to help out and if not them, maybe Donald Trump could?

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Others have flocked to the event just to read the comment.

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One man created a handy poll to potentially solve the situation.

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Thankfully, some people did have some sympathy for her.

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