Queen guitarist Brian May took his official Instagram account to share a new post and talked about the Solar Eclipse that will happen today.
Besides being a musician and one of the best guitarists of all time, Brian is also an astrophysicist. Because of that, he wanted to inform his followers about the upcoming Solar Eclipse.
The Solar Eclipse could be seen from Canada, United Kingdom, and many more countries in the northern hemisphere. Because of that, Brian May called out his followers to witness this natural event.
As Brian warned his followers to not look at the sun directly because it will damage your eyes, he also mentioned that using scoped things such as telescopes or binoculars will also harm your body.
Here is what Brian May said:
“Alert! The Moon takes a bite out of the Sun! Today! Viewable in the UK and Europe from about 10 am to 12.30 – the best bit (if you have a clear enough sky) being around 11 am. Please, dear folks, do not be tempted to look directly at the Sun at any time. It only takes one careless moment to damage your eyes for life.
Even more important – don’t even think of looking through any kind of binoculars or telescope (and that includes small finder scopes) at the Sun. It’s incredibly dangerous. The best way in my opinion to ‘see’ the eclipse is to project it.
And you can do that with a telescope – but you can do a pretty fair job with just a small hole in a sheet of card. The hole can be just a few millimeters across. Stand with your back to the Sun.”
“Hold the card with the hole a meter or so above another piece of preferably white card – and you’ll see a fairly decent little picture of the Sun.
Move the cards further apart and the image will get bigger. Watch as the bite out of the Sun – produced by the Moon blocking our view – gets bigger – which is pretty exciting – and then gets smaller – by which time you and your kids will be losing concentration!
Enjoy! But remember – Unless you have a special solar eclipse filter, that you know you can trust, do not look at the sun! Have fun!”
You can check out the post below.