If you want to get the most out of your eclipse experience, there's some simple tips you should keep in mind when it happens Aug. 21.
If you’re not able to travel to the 70-mile-wide “band of totality” stretching from Oregon to South Carolina during the Aug. 21 solar eclipse, you can still get an amazing experience, if you’re prepared. And fortunately for you, it’s not too late to prepare.
You can probably hop on Amazon and find a reputable vendor who can send solar eclipse glasses to your door well before the event (although you should ensure they really are a certified vendor, as if you buy counterfeit glasses that are being sold all over the place, you can really damage your eyes). However, the tools you need to witness the eclipse are probably right under your nose.
You can use a colander, a cheese grater, or anything with holes in it. You don’t really need any special equipment to watch the moon slowly move in front of the sun; a simple pinhole projector using just about any object with holes will do.