BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - The Total Solar Eclipse is Monday August 21st, and it may be hard to find those solar glasses around town. If you don't have a pair and can't find any, here is a way you can easily make a viewer at home to still enjoy the eclipse without harming your eyes.
Items you will need:
- Cereal Box
- Aluminum Foil
- White Paper
- Pin/Paper Clip
First, take your cereal box and trace a piece of paper to fit along the bottom. Cut that out and tape the paper inside the box and seal the top. On the other end of the box, cut rectangular holes on the left and right sides. Take a piece of aluminum foil and cover the left hole, use some tape to keep it in place. Next, take a pin or paper clip and poke a hole in the center of the foil.
Then when you are outside during the Total Solar Eclipse stand with the sun behind you and look into the hole without the foil. There, you can see the projection of the eclipsed sun on the paper inside the box.
If you are looking for a place to put your cereal box viewer to use, head on out to the KBTX Solar Eclipse Viewing Party at Wolf Pen Creek. The event goes on from noon to 2pm on Monday the 21st.