We are not having a total eclipse where we live, only a partial. Dustyn is the only one that really cares about the eclipse so I didn’t bother buying glasses. Prestyn and Carsyn probably wouldn’t keep them on anyways. I am sharing 5 ways to view the solar eclipse. Anytime you are outside during the eclipse do not look directly at the sun. Since part of it will be covered you won’t get that blinding feeling you normally get while looking at the sun that normally makes you look away. Read all the safety information here.
5 Ways To View The Solar Eclipse
- NASA’s live stream
- Pinhole viewing box
- Through the leaves of trees
- Use welder’s glass. Shade number 14 or higher.
- Pinhole projector or a colander
We made a pinhole projector.
- Two piece of white cardstock
- Aluminum foil
- Hole Punch
- Cut a square out of one of the pieces of paper.
- Cut a bigger square of aluminum foil.
- Punch a hole in the aluminum foil and tape over the square.
- You put your back to the sun and can see the eclipse happening on the second piece of paper placed on the ground.
Heres the picture from our pinhole projector during our partial eclipse.
The colander was pretty fun too.
Here is a photo of the eclipse through the leaves.