Last Minute Eclipse Prep

There has been so much news about the solar eclipse coming on Monday, August 21, 2017 about where to get your solar eclipse glasses, where the total solar eclipse will be happening across the continental United States, and I’m sure some of you have procrastinated on preparing. First of all I have to put a WARNING: Do NOT view the eclipse without proper filters or projection viewers! You can try looking at your local Walmart, Lowe’s, 711, Best Buy for ISO certified solar eclipse glasses. Stores containing the proper solar glasses are listed on this site here. Be sure to make sure they are the correct ISO number.

Now, if you can’t find eclipse glasses locally, it is definitely too late to be ordering them. I know, I know, you really want to view the eclipse but procrastination got the best of you (believe me, I understand, I am a master of procrastination). Well, you’re in luck. I made a video showing how to make a Shoe box Eclipse Projector for viewing the eclipse safely. All you’ll need is a Shoe box, aluminum foil, a blank white piece of paper, some tape, a pin, and a knife or pair of scissors. That’s all you’ll need to have a viewer for the eclipse. Whether you’re along the path of totality, or you’re viewing from your backyard in a zone only getting 50% of the eclipse you can view safely and watch the moon as it eclipses the sun.

Don’t wait to the last minute to make your projection viewer! Make one now and do a practice run so you know how it work, and if it works, before the eclipse happens.