Like many, aspiring supervillain Elon Musk gazed at the solar eclipse today. But regular sunglasses and a Tesla sunroof are not adequate eye protection for staring at the Sun. Is Elon Musk using special eclipse sunglasses? Is he blind now?
Watching eclipse with sunglasses on through the Model S glass roof. Wow!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 21, 2017
We reached out to Musk to find out. Elon Musk (who has presumably retained his sight) tells Gizmodo that he was wearing normal sunglasses, but was watching the eclipse “through the Model S glass roof, which has many layers of photon protection”. Sounds sketchy as hell but OK!