Protect your eyes with this homemade eclipse viewer!
1 small box (shoe boxes work well)
1 piece of white paper
1 small piece of aluminum foil
Box Cutters or Exacto Knife
1 pen or marker
Cut a rectangular hole at the end of the box. You can tape 2 boxes together to make a long box. The longer the box, the larger the projected image.
Using the scissors, cut out a piece of the aluminum foil slightly larger than the rectangular hole. Make sure the foil is completely flat and not crinkled.
Tape the foil over the rectangular hole in the box.
Use the pin to poke a tiny hole in the center of the foil.
Tape the sheet of paper on the inside of the other end of the box.
Aim the side of the box with the foil at the sun while looking at the paper inside the box.
You should see a circular image of the sun projected onto the paper. As the eclipse begins, you will be able to safely view the moon move in front of the sun on the paper!
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