A partial solar eclipse happens tomorrow (Thursday). Remember, a solar eclipse is when the moon is between the sun and the earth. The moon then casts a shadow on Earth. Since it will be a partial, we will not be in total darkness.
Now, how do you watch a solar eclipse? Well first of all, DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY INTO THE SUN!
- Pinhole Projection:
Make a three-millimeter wide pinhole into a square piece of cardboard or card stock paper. The, with the sun at your back, project the image of the sun onto a piece of white paper. Remember never to look through the pinhole directly at the sun.
Use Approved Eclipse Lenses/Filters
These lenses have a optical density 5 or greater and are “CE” certified. (You can find these online, or possibly at a nearby science store)
Welder’s Glasses work as long as the lens is #14.
Watch the Eclipse Live Here
More on the eclipse from NASA:
We should see partly cloudy skies tomorrow afternoon which should give us a chance to see it. Remember, the next solar eclipse doesn’t happen until 2017. Happy Viewing!
Meteorologist Jeff Edmondson