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Alternative Ways to Enjoy A Solar Eclipse

Looking for alternative ways to enjoy the solar eclipse without eclipse glasses? Here’s what we’ve found.

Note: Please do not stare at a partial solar eclipse without eclipse glasses. Instead, we offer other ways to safely enjoy a solar eclipse.

5 alternative ways to enjoy the solar eclipse:

(in no particular order)

1. VIDEO: NASA’s cereal box pinhole projector.

2. Simple pinhole projector.

3. Optical projection using a telescope or binoculars.

4. Welder’s Glass (shade 12 or higher).

5. Watch a live broadcast from NASA, your local news or other online streams from the Exploratorium or Slooh



More about viewing times for the San Francisco area:

(Monday, 8/21/17, 9:01 a.m. to 11:37 a.m.)

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