Apr 8, 2024 - News

🧐 Bill Nye's eclipse viewing tips

Scientist Bill Nye looking toward the sky with eclipse glasses on.

Bill Nye sports a pair of eclipse glasses. Photo: Courtesy of the Planetary Society

Bill Nye the Science Guy plans to watch the eclipse at a Texas camping festival and shared viewing tips with our friends at Axios Austin:

Stop and listen: "When it really goes completely dark, it's just amazing. The birds chirp. The crickets cricket. There's usually a bit of a breeze because the ground gets cool and then that cold air is squeezing the warm air up and makes a little bit of a breeze."

Skip the selfie: "Try to be in the moment. Do not focus — pun intended — on taking pictures. Try to just really be there. It's cool."

Look up: "While looking through your eclipse glasses, look out for a couple of bright points of light at the edges, as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth."

  • "You might see two or even three very bright points of light, and that's where the light is passing by mountains and valleys on the moon. If I may, how cool is that?"

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