DIY Solar Eclipse Viewer

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By now, you’ve probably heard that today, August 21, 2017 is something pretty amazing!  We will be experiencing a solar eclipse. If you weren’t able to purchase glasses in order to witness this, I’m here to show you how to make a DIY Solar Eclipse Viewer.

I love how the items you’ll need are things you probably already have on hand.  Grab a cereal box, white paper or cardboard, tape, aluminum foil, small nail or pencil.

Got your items ready?  Okay, great!

Follow the instructions below and remember, never look directly at the sun!

DIY Solar Eclipse Viewer
1) Empty the box of cereal and feel free to munch on the Fruity Pebbles while you begin DIYing.


2) Cut out a rectangle shape of white paper or cardboard that will fit snuggly inside the bottom of the box and tape into place.
3) Cut a square shape on the left and right sides of the top of the box and tape up the center.


4) Cover one of the square holes with aluminum foil and tape into place.
5) Using a small nail or pencil, poke a small hole in the foil.


6) When the eclipse comes, look through the open square, with your back facing the sun. A reflection of the sun will be projected through the foil and onto the white paper inside the box. Remember, never look directly at the sun!

If you’re not sure when the solar eclipse will be in your viewing area, check this solar eclipse calculator.

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