With solar eclipse viewing glasses sold out everywhere, it’s time for ‘Plan B’.
There is a way to safely watch the solar eclipse and you can pretty much find everything you need in your recycling boxes.
It’s pretty funny that I discovered that viewing glasses were sold out since I predicted this would happen in my blog a few weeks ago and warned you to get yours early. Sheesh, if I only took my own advice….!
There are several quick projects that you can make at home.If you have a group that wants to watch the eclipse, then making individual viewing boxes would be too tedious. Try this instead:
Driving could be downright dangerous in areas experiencing a total eclipse. If you manually turn on your headlights, be prepared. Time Magazine explains the hazards in detail:
The visually arresting sight will last up to a couple of minutes depending on the location. But that’s still enough time to throw off unsuspecting drivers, as well as to prompt major traffic congestion in states with prime viewing spots. This will be the first time in 99 years that the path of a total solar eclipse moves across the entire U.S. from coast to coast.
….and as a special treat for those who can see it, the 2017 solar eclipse comes with a ‘diamond ring’!