An eclipse is a rare and striking phenomenon you won’t want to miss, but you must carefully follow safety procedures. Don’t let the requisite warnings scare you away from witnessing this singular spectacle!
You can experience the eclipse safely, but it is vital that you protect your eyes at all times with the proper solar filters. No matter what recommended technique you use, do not stare continuously at the sun. Take breaks and give your eyes a rest!
Do not use sunglasses: they don’t offer your eyes sufficient protection. The only acceptable glasses are safe viewers designed for looking at the sun and solar eclipses.
Al Paul went to an astronomy store and bought some solar film, took an old pair of glasses, popped the lenses out and glued the solar film where the lenses went. He was good to go for the upcoming eclipse!
You can purchase solar film on Amazon or buy it at Target or Walmart. If you have an astronomy store in your city, I would go there to buy it, especially since the time to watch is just around the corner.
Watch how Al Paul makes these special glasses in the attached step by step tutorial and get busy making those glasses to protect your eyes!