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2017 Solar Eclipse Create your very own Pinhole Camera to witness this rare historic phenomenon safely

All of North America will witness one of biggest marvels of nature: a total solar eclipse, on August 21, 2017. Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse referred to as totality, when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s face. However you don't require heavy equipment or fancy glasses to watch a solar eclipse, you can create a pinhole camera by yourself to witness this rare phenomenon safely. Here how you can make your very own pinhole camera:

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 21 August 2017, 02:22:57 AM
2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

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All of North America will witness one of biggest marvels of nature: a total solar eclipse, on August 21, 2017. Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse referred to as totality, when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s face. However you don't require heavy equipment or fancy glasses to watch a solar eclipse, you can create a pinhole camera by yourself to witness this rare phenomenon safely. Here how you can make your very own pinhole camera:
2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

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Material you require: Two pieces of white card stock, aluminum foil, Tape and pin or paper clip.
2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

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Cut a square hole into the middle of one of the two pieces of card stock.
2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

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Tape the hole with a piece of aluminum foil.
2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

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Use your pin or paper to make a small hole in the aluminum foil.
2017 Solar Eclipse

2017 Solar Eclipse

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Place your second piece of card stock on the ground and hold the piece with aluminum foil above it. Stand with the sun behind you and view the projected image on the card stock below! The farther away you hold your camera, the bigger your projected image will be.