This graphic shows the BEST TIMES to experience the eclipse across the USA
The eclipse enters the United States at 10:15 a.m. PDT off the coast of Oregon and exits the U.S. at approximately 2:50 p.m. EDT in South Carolina.
WATCH IT LIVE online at: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipselive.
|Eclipse path of totality across the USA on August 21, 2017|
RULES: Never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. You can seriously hurt your eyes and even go blind.Projecting the Sun through a box projector, or using binoculars or telescope, or simply 2 pieces of card is a safe and easy way to view a solar eclipse.
DIY: Simple Card Projector: The simplest and quickest way to safely project the Sun is with a projector made from only 2 pieces of card or paper.
You Need: 2 pieces of stiff white cardboard, e.g. 2 paper plates; alternatively, 2 sheets of plain white paper; a thumbtack, a sharp pin, or a needle
What to Do:
- To make a quick version of the pinhole projector, take a sheet of paper and make a tiny hole in the middle of it using a pin or a thumbtack. Make sure that the hole is round and smooth.
- With your back towards the Sun, hold 1 piece of paper above your shoulder allowing the Sun to shine on the paper.
- The 2nd sheet of paper will act as a screen. Hold it at a distance, and you will see an inverted image of the Sun projected on the paper screen through the pinhole.
- To make the image of the Sun larger, hold the screen paper further away from the paper with the pinhole.