Meteorologist's emotional response to the eclipse is the sweetest thing you'll see today

CARBONDALE, Illinois (WGN) -- Monday's eclipse was like a Super Bowl of sorts for WGN-TV chief meteorologist Tom Skilling.

For the first time in his life, Skilling watched a total solar eclipse in Carbondale, Ill. and his emotional reaction was broadcast live on TV.

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Scenes from the total solar eclipse from across the world
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Scenes from the total solar eclipse from across the world
An enthusiast holds his dog Prince, who sports solar glasses, as they await a total solar eclipse from atop Carroll Rim Trail at Painted Hills, a unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, near Mitchell, Oregon, U.S. August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image is near 44�39'117'' N 120�6'042'' W. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
A multiple exposure image shows the solar eclipse as it creates the effect of a diamond ring at totality as seen from Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet (2,025m) is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, U.S. August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 35�33'24" N, 83�29'46" W. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Without his protective glasses on, U.S. President Donald Trump looks up towards the solar eclipse while viewing with his wife Melania and son Barron at the White House in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A total solar eclipse is seen above Madras, Oregon, U.S., August 21, 2017. Courtesy Aubrey Gemignani/NASA/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Guests react to the total eclipse in the football stadium at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, U.S., August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 37�42'25" N 89�13'10" W. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A jet plane flies by the total solar eclipse in Guernsey, Wyoming U.S. August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Rick Wilking TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
People watch the solar eclipse in downtown Hopkinsville, Kentucky, August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 38�51'56"N 87�29'19" W. REUTERS/John Sommers II
A man uses binoculars to watch a partial solar eclipse at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
Jane Watts from Hopkinsville, KY, watch the solar eclipse with her cat in downtown Hopkinsville, Kentucky, August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 38�51'56"N 87�29'19" W. REUTERS/John Sommers II
A man watches a partial solar eclipse at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie
CARBONDALE, IL - AUGUST 21: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Image was created as an Equirectangular Panorama. Import image into a panoramic player to create an interactive 360 degree view) People watch the solar eclipse at Saluki Stadium on the campus of Southern Illinois University on August 21, 2017 in Carbondale, Illinois. Although much of it was covered by a cloud, with approximately 2 minutes 40 seconds of totality the area in Southern Illinois experienced the longest duration of totality during the eclipse. Millions of people are expected to watch as the eclipse cuts a path of totality 70 miles wide across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina on August 21. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
A woman cries during the total solar eclipse at the Symbiosis Oregon Eclipse Festival at Big Summit Prairie ranch in Oregon's Ochoco National Forest near the city of Mitchell, August 21, 2017. Emotional sky-gazers stood transfixed across North America Monday as the Sun vanished behind the Moon in a rare total eclipse that swept the continent coast-to-coast for the first time in nearly a century. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
JACKSON, WY - AUGUST 21: A couple woman views the solar eclipse in the first phase of a total eclipse in Grand Teton National Park on August 21, 2017 outside Jackson, Wyoming. Thousands of people have flocked to the Jackson and Teton National Park area for the 2017 solar eclipse which will be one of the areas that will experience a 100% eclipse on Monday August 21, 2017. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump and Melania Trump watch the solar eclipse from the White House in Washington, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Misha Bowen-Kreiner of Baltimore, Maryland, checks on the position of the sun from the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown during the Great American Eclipse in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, U.S. August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 32�47'26" N 79�54'31" W. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Ariana Mareyev (10) of Charleston wears several pairs of solar glasses on the flight deck of the Naval museum ship U.S.S. Yorktown during the Great American Eclipse in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, U.S. August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 32�47'26" N 79�54'31" W. REUTERS/Randall Hill
Tavon Boaman, 21, of Ft. Collins, Colo., does yoga as he watches the solar eclipse at Carhenge in Alliance, Neb., U.S. August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 42�8'33"N 102�51'29"W. REUTERS/Scott Morgan
Elizabeth Yauner, 5, wears solar eclipse glasses as she looks towards the sky while gathered in Old Havana for the partial solar eclipse in Cuba August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini
Berta Alder is fascinated as she views the partial eclipse of the sun from the bottom deck of the Frost Museum in downtown Miami, Fla. (C.M. Guerrero/Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
CHESTER, IL - AUGUST 21: An explosion is seen on the far right of the sun during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, at Mary's River Covered Bridge, in Chester, IL. (Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - AUGUST 21: A man observes the total solar eclipse with solar eclipse glasses at the Times Square in New York City, United States on August 21, 2017. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - AUGUST 21: A woman observes the total solar eclipse with solar eclipse glasses at the Times Square in New York City, United States on August 21, 2017. (Photo by Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
People view the solar eclipse at Liberty State Island as the Lower Manhattan and One World Trade center are seen in the background in New York, U.S., August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 40.4124�N, 74.237�W. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
People watch the solar eclipse from a rooftop bar in midtown Manhattan in New York City, U.S., August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 40.7484� N, 73.9857� W. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
People watch the solar eclipse from Madison Square in midtown Manhattan in New York City, U.S., August 21, 2017. Location coordinates for this image are 40.7484� N, 73.9857� W. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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He teared up, hugged those around him and even started singing "Here Comes The Sun" with fellow eclipse watchers.

"Tom Skilling" started trending on Twitter, with many praising Skilling for his coverage as well as his honest reaction to this incredible celestial event.

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