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Countdown to the US Eclipse!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hello everyone,

Happy Sunday, everyone! I am still on track (day 3 on my latest restart) and I am looking forward to attending an eclipse-viewing party tomorrow afternoon on the lawn of a public library near Boston. Boston will only get 63% totality but that's still pretty significant. As a procrastinator, I failed to get the correct eyewear in time; so I have fashioned my very own "pinhole projector" (out of a shoebox). I'm hoping to arrive early enough to get a pair of the free safety-viewing glasses when I get there.

How about you? Do you plan to join in? Are you within the path of totality? It should be pretty cool.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

emoticon The true, national bird of Boston! (By the way, it's not just a pigeon, it's a "rock dove"!)
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    Love it! Made mine today, too! Have a great time at the party!
    786 days ago
  • JIBBIE49
    786 days ago
  • CKOUDSI617
    Yes, George, the very same! You view through it lengthwise with two holes cut out on both sides at the top, one of the holes covered with foil and a pinhole in the middle. You look through the other side while allowing the sun to shine over your shoulder into the pinhole. The inside of the shoebox was already white, but I also taped in a very white piece of paper in the bottom and made sure no light is allowed through other than the pinhole and the "viewfinder" which you'd be blocking with your head! :)

    If that's too much work, you can always take a thick piece of white cardboard (like a blank index card or something, put a pinhole in it and stand with your back to the sun while allowing it to shine through the pinhole to a spot on the sidewalk. It's not as sharp an image, but you can still see what's going on.

    Should be fun!
    786 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Your pinhole projector seems like a science project we worked on many years ago
    786 days ago
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