No Eclipse Glasses? Hack A Pizza Box Instead


To make it, you will need a cardboard pizza box, foil, scissors, pen, tape and a sheet of white paper.

Amazon's eclipse glasses are highway robbery ($350 plus $4.99 shipping!). The high shade number makes for a higher price, but lower than that and the shading won't protect you from the scary vision fuzziness that can result from staring at an eclipse - even for a few seconds. Take a piece of aluminum foil and cover one of the rectangles, and tape it down. The longer the box, the larger the projected image. But there are more DIY projects for eclipse-viewing out there.

Dr. Pannuti says that if you are planning to use the pinhole viewer for your eclipse viewing, be sure to practice with a flashlight to get yourself prepared. The pinhole will project the image of the sun onto the ground or a separate piece of paper, where you'll be able to view the phases of the solar eclipse.

Materials1. Cut a square hole Cut a square hole into the middle of one of your pieces of card stock. When taped into place, the aluminium foil should then be pricked with a pinhole right at the very center.


When you're done, stand with the sun to the back of you.

Open the bottom of the box and put the cut piece of paper onto the bottom of the box and tape it so that it sticks.

Unlike certified protective glasses that are quickly selling out, a pinhole camera won't allow you to look directly at the eclipse, but it's good, last minute-alternative. However, the box makes this projector much sturdier and easier to set on a surface.



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