"OK, here’s what you do,” he said. “If you can’t come here, you can’t go to totality, and you don’t have eclipse glasses, here’s what you do: go into your kitchen and get a spaghetti strainer, or colander -- not the mesh, but the kind with holes in it -- and go outside and hold it out over the ground. Each one of those holes will act as pinhole camera and you’ll see hundreds of images of the crescent sun on the ground, and you can watch the eclipse unfold safely.”
Yeah, you read that correctly. All you need is a simple colander and a clear patch of sidewalk and you’ve got what he dubbed as “the urban version of watching the pinhole camera images through the mottled light of sunlight passing through the leaves of a tree.” Tyson claims it’ll be fun watching the eclipse take place on the ground, but then again, watching other people hold colanders over the sidewalk in public will probably be fun, too.