Today is the day when the moon lines up between the sun and earth AKA the solar eclipse!
I’m sure you heard about it, everyone is talking about it but how can you watch the solar eclipse without those special glasses that are sold out everywhere??
First let me just say that most Canadians will get to see a partial eclipse, it’s our friends over in the US that will really get to experience the full thing. But it’s better than nothing.
Now back to how you can check this eclipse out:
- You can make yourself a DIY pinhole. All you need is a an empty cardboard box (the longer it is, the larger the image of the Sun), white paper, scissors, aluminum foil, a pin and tape.
- Find a TV network that is broadcasting the eclipse live. CNN, Science channel and the Weather network will be doing that and so will NASA TV.
- Just use your hands! Hold your hands together so your hand criss-cross and the sun’s light will pass through the object you choose (you can use a pasta strainer) and project the eclipse on the wall or ground behind you. The video below explains how to do that.
The solar eclipse will peak at 2:30pm in our region. Check out the chart below on what time you can watch the eclipse in your area.