Bill Nye, the science guy, is preparing for the solar eclipse – and his photo shoot for Time Out magazine proves it.

The 68-year-old TV scientist recently prepared fans for the upcoming solar eclipse with a photo shoot for Time Out New York. For the digital cover, Nye wore an orange vest and a pair of futuristic sunglasses with orange frames. The beloved scientist was also dressed in a black flame-print sweater and cargo pants. “The Eclipse is Nye,” read the headline on the cover.

Another image showed Nye looking up at the sky while wearing sunglasses — mimicking the same gesture millions of Americans will make during the April 8 solar eclipse. The scientist was dressed in a black jacket in a third photo and a white t-shirt with a solar system print in another.

“On Monday, April 8, the Moon will pass between the Sun and Earth, completely blocking the face of the Sun,” Time Out New York’s photo shoot captioned Instagram. “In preparation for the celestial event, we sat down with Bill Nye (@billnye) to get answers to all of our burning questions about the eclipse and his top recommendations for seeing it in New York City.”

The total solar eclipse will be visible across North America. Fifteen US states will provide some of the best locations to view the celestial event, including Dallas, Texas; Little Rock, Arkansas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Cleveland, Ohio; and Buffalo, New York.

For Nye — who starred in the beloved children's show, Bill Nye, the science guyfrom 1993 to 1998 – he will watch the total solar eclipse in Texas with the rest of the Planetary Society, of which he serves as CEO.

“Don’t miss this eclipse. It's a big deal. The next one will only be in 20 years,” he told the outlet. “You don’t know where you will be or if you can be there. So get this one.

Unsurprisingly, Nye's steamy photoshoot received praise from fans on social media, as many users professed their longtime love for the legendary TV personality.

“Bill Nye will literally never lose his epic factor,” he wrote a person on X, formerly Twitter.

“He didn’t need to try so hard,” another fan commented on Instagram.

“I love growing up with him in science class and being able to watch him be a jerk as he gets older,” said a third person.

“This is the coolest post I’ve ever seen,” another person commented, while one person said, “Everything about it — from the styling to the graphics, from the photography to the lighting — is just perfect.”

Speaking to the magazine, Nye encouraged science fanatics to “take advantage of that day, that noon, to drive down the road” and view the solar eclipse within its 115-mile-wide path of totality, which stretches from Mexico to Canada. Total darkness is expected to last up to four minutes and 28 seconds, as Nye said: “You’re talking three minutes and 18 seconds…it will change your life.”

Special eclipse glasses are needed to safely observe the Moon's perfect alignment between the Earth and the Sun. While it is safe to observe the sky without glasses when the sun is completely covered, experts emphasize avoiding eye damage by using eclipse glasses to view the Sun.

When asked why the next total solar eclipse is highly anticipated, the longtime educator explained how the event continues to capture everyone's attention. “We just wonder where we came from. We wonder about the cosmos and our place in it. Everyone does. Everyone is wondering if there are other people on other planets or in other stars, wondering if we are here and coming and going,” Nye said, noting that he hopes his young fans use the eclipse to “pause and think about their place in the cosmos.” ”. ”.

“It is remarkable that we understand the motion of the Earth and Moon so accurately,” he added.