No doubt the Solar Eclipse on Monday has been one of the biggest news stories over the past month. People everywhere are excited for the phenomenon with schools using it as a science lesson & other people having viewing parties. If you have just decided to take part, but haven't gotten the special glasses to look at it, you might be out of luck with a lot of places completely sold out. So your best bet might be to make NASA's easy pinhole projector using a cereal box.
But what if you want to capture the Solar Eclipse with your camera? There are definitely some things that you need to know before you point & click. Among other things, NASA says to be safe--not only do you need safety glasses for your eyes, but you also need a special filter for your camera to protect it. (Yes, your camera can get damaged without one.) They also recommend practicing in advance. Translation: don't wait until the big event to get familiar with your camera (and that includes smartphone cameras.) Click HERE to see all of NASA's 5 Tips For Photographing The Solar Eclipse.
Here are some of the other things you need to know about Monday's Solar Eclipse:
And if you decide to just stay inside & rely on the experts to bring you a professional viewing of the eclipse, you can stay up-to-date with NASA's live stream by clicking HERE or see their live twitter feed below.