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How to: Make your own pinhole viewer to catch Monday's eclipse

Posted August 20

Courtesy: Museum of Life and Science

Eclipse day is nearly here. On Monday, the Triangle will experience a partial eclipse of the sun around 2:44 p.m. Other parts of the state and country will experience a total eclipse.

As I've written before, to safely look at the eclipse, you'll need NASA-certified glasses. But, if you don't have them, you can make your own pinhole viewer.

The Museum of Life and Science, which has a big event planned on Monday to mark the eclipse, shared some very easy-to-follow directions on how to make a viewer, which basically projects the eclipse onto another surface. I know people have been looking for these instructions on Go Ask Mom, so I thought I'd share the link again. All you need are just a couple of pieces of white card stock, some aluminum foil, a tack and tape.

Click here for the instructions to make your own pinhole viewer!


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