Solar Eclipse | Safe Viewing Methods

How I See It

The current visible satellite images show many areas of the country will have clear conditions late this afternoon. Click on this link to see what might be in store for you. Online viewing is available at Slooh, and at several sites listed here by Sky & Telescope.

Here are two completely safe viewing methods for this evening’s solar eclipse. Push a thick pin, thin toothpick, or pencil point through an index card or piece of foil. Try to make the hole very round and not too big. Hold the pinhole two or three feet from a white surface so it projects sunlight onto it. Tape the card onto something so it is not moving.

Not to scale | http://bretstateham.com/windows-phone-solar-eclipse-viewer/

Make a box viewer with the same pinhole technique. This will improve the contrast of the image. The link in the caption of the picture above has an…

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