The Procrastinator's Guide to the Eclipse
First, BE SAFE!
Do NOT directly view the sun or eclipse without proper eclipse viewing eyewear. You can find details about safe viewing eyewear at this NASA page (https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/safety).
You will also find other information about the time, locations and what to expect on the NASA eclipse site.
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The Eclipse of 2017 is finally here and millions of people are planning their viewing. Unfortunately, some of us have found out that the supply of safe eclipse glasses has dried up. Lots of people have asked me where to get them and I don't have an answer.
BUT, all is not lost. There is still a safe way to view the eclipse with a few simple items. It is called the Eclipse Pinhole Projector. There are several ways to improve on this approach, but I wanted to show you the easiest way. The image may seem small, but keep in mind that viewing with eclipse glasses gives an image about the same size of the sun directly in the sky.
Do NOT look at the sun or eclipse through the pinhole!