How birds react to solar eclipses?

October 24, 2014 9:25 AM

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Cross your fingers for clear skies, space fans: A partial solar eclipse will grace the skies on Thursday afternoon over most of North America. According to NASA’s predictions, the moon will pass between the Earth and the sun and cast a shadow that will obscure up to 81 percent of the yellow star.

If you’re planning on gazing at the sun, you’ve hopefully prepared by gearing up with filtered telescopes, binoculars, viewfinders, or—if you’re handy—pinhole projectors. That’s the human reaction to an eclipse: get out the telescope and start looking.

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