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Published: Fri, August 18, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

How to make your own pinhole viewer to watch the solar eclipse

How to make your own pinhole viewer to watch the solar eclipse

Director of the Waynesboro-Wayne County Public Library Patsy Brewer said they applied for the solar eclipse glasses back in February.

The base libraries will host events from 1-4:30 p.m.

WSB-TV is your home for everything Total Solar Eclipse.

Vestavia Hills City Schools are working to provide safe means for all students to view the eclipse as well. Check out Pinterest for tons of sun and moon-themed ideas.

In February 1979, a total solar eclipse skimmed the northwestern United States, producing just shy of three minutes of darkness for the lucky few standing in the narrow swath of totality.

The eclipse path will span from OR to SC in 95 minutes.

Currently, the National Weather Service is forecasting a mostly sunny day for Monday, with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m.

You can find out in a handy tool from Time that lets you put in your ZIP code and see what the eclipse will look like where you live. Parents must complete these forms no later than Friday, August 18, to indicate their wishes for their students during the eclipse.

This is a great NASA-approved way to ensure that everyone watches the eclipse safely using items found around the house.

He added, "If yours are not ISO 12312-2, that's the safety standards, it's the global standards, and if you have eclipse glasses and they are not ISO standard, make sure you don't use those".

However, even in this unusual darkness, you should not look at the Sun. "The darkness will trick you into thinking it's OK to look up, but even 1 percent of the sun can still really damage the tissue in your eyes", he says. UCLA will have specially filtered solar telescopes that protect the eyes while revealing stunning details of the sun, such as enormous clouds of ejected solar material, and surface features such as sunspots, which can be larger than the Earth. So, it's important to make sure you've got the right tools to do so.

"You never want to have your telescope looking at the sun unfiltered in any way", Symes said. Citizens with special needs may contact the Maryland Relay Service at 711, or Relay Service TDD: 800-735-2258.

NASA has provided lists of additional safety information ranging from how to help children enjoy the eclipse to how to enjoy it from various locations.

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