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How to View the Eclipse: Pinhole Projector

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If you don't have a pair of solar glasses- don't worry! You can still SAFELY view the eclipse using alternative, indirect methods. Meteorologist David Boyd explains the three methods and how you can make use them.

How to Make a Pinhole Projector: 

  • Step 1: Trace a piece of paper to fit along the bottom
  • Step 2: Tape the paper inside the box and seal the top.
  • Step 3: Cut rectangular holes on the left and right of the top.
  • Step 4: Cut a piece of aluminum foil to cover the left hole. Tape in place.
  • Step 5: Poke a pinhole in the center of the foil.
  • Step 6: With the sun behind you, look into the right hole.
  • Watch a projection of the eclipsed sun on the paper inside the box.

Happy eclipse viewing! 

There's a few methods of building pinhole viewers too. Another example is explained here.


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