If you’ve been off-world and are just getting back to terra firma, there’s a Total #SolarEclipse in just a couple days from now! You’ll probably still find eclipse glasses at watch parties and events but they’ll likely be expensive and stores online are sold out. Or if you’re just looking for a last-minute project idea check out the video below from Cody’sLab, spotted over at the SolidSmack blog.
If you’re too busy living on planet Earth to bother with the rest of intergalactic space, you might be surprised at the sudden loss of sunlight August 21. The 2017 solar eclipse will cover the entire contiguous United States and will be the first one to hit the country since June 8, 1918.
To prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime event, why not make your own do-it-yourself sun viewer? While your neighbors will no doubt whip out their digital cameras and video capture equipment, what they’ll be seeing is a tiny blotted out dot of sunlight.
“Even an eleven-year-old can make a sun viewer”, says YouTuber CodyDon on his channel, Cody’s Lab. Using a combination of empty Pringles cans, Dixie cups, duct tape, plastic, a magnifying glass, and a push pin, Cody is able to create a more viable way to see the upcoming eclipse.