Solar Eclipse Today! Make a quick Cereal Box Solar Eclipse Viewer Pinhole Projector
To see what time the Solar Eclipse is happening in your area, click here.
According to the NASA website, during a solar eclipse the moon aligns with the sun, temporarily blocking out some or all of the sun's rays.
Why is it important to wear proper protective eye wear?
1) The sun will literally burn your eyes.
2) Since the sun is partially blocked, people may think the sun's rays are not harmful. That is not true. With the sun partially blocked, people have a false sense of security. Proper eye protection is required.
|© TIME magazine: 1960s school children view solar eclipse|
with cardboard box
Q: I wasn't able to get Solar Eclipse Glasses?
You can still watch the eclipse through a cardboard box, cereal box, or using cardstock
|Trace and cut out a rectangle the|
size of the bottom of a
cereal box, aluminum foil, tape, scissors, pushpin
|Glue the rectangle to the inside bottom|
of the cereal box
1) Trace the bottom box onto white paper
2) cut out the rectangle and glue it to the inside bottom on the cereal box
3) cut out two square holes
from the top of the box, leaving the center intact.
4) Cover one square hole with foil, taping it so no light can enter
5) place the thumbtack through the middle of the foil
6) Look through the other square hole. Using the tape, try to tape any other holes that may be allowing in light
7) Go outside and stand with the sun behind you
8) Line up the sun so the sun shines through the pinhole
9) Using a larger box will show a larger projection.
|Have the sun behind you and look for the|
beam of light and wait for the eclipse!