The date for the August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse is approaching fast. Whether you’re in the path of the total eclipse or, if you’re like the rest of us and well see the partial, either way we must remember to watch safely. Do not look directly at the event, except for the time of totality. Use certified eclipse glasses which have special shading that will protect your eyes. Optical devices like cameras and smart phone lenses will need to be protected as well. It is imperative that you do not use sunglasses, these do not have the shielding to protect your eyes and are not meant to view the sun for long periods of time.
Another way to view the eclipse is to use a pinhole devices that projects the sun onto a surface safely. There a way to make such a device cheaply. Checkout the video above to learn how.