Everyone knows the importance of safe eclipse glasses as solar eclipse can do permanent damage to your eyes if you look it directly without safe eclipse glasses. Good news is, you can make the super simple sunglasses at your home using a cereal box.
We need very few things to make these safe eclipse glasses at home. Material includes an empty cereal box, scissors, tape, tin foil, white paper, something sharp to make a pin hole. To design your eclipse sun glasses at home, take an empty cereal box and a white paper.
Trace the bottom of the box on the white paper and just cut out the shape. Paste the paper shape on the bottom of the box and close the top side of the box. Now cut two equal squares on the right and left sides. Take the tin foil and out it over one of the square holes. Tape it properly and make a pin hole in it.
Now to view the solar eclipse, you will have to stand so the sun is at your back and you are able to see your shadow. Hold the box up just like a flute. In this way, the eclipse will be reflected on the tin foil. When you look at another opening in the box, the sun will disappear on the white paper. This technique to make safe eclipse glasses is totally nerdish. It totally depends on you whether you want it round or square in shape.
Let’s have fun and make your own safe eclipse glasses and enjoy looking at the solar eclipse without getting your eyes damaged.
Test The Quality Of Safe Eclipse Glasses:
There is a vast range of eclipse glasses in the market. But if your glasses are not real then you can damage your eyes. Unfortunately, many companies are using unsafe and bad quality eclipse glasses for increasing their sales. If you want to test your eclipse glasses, NASA suggests to check them through American Astronomical Society’s Republic Vendors of Solar Filters ad Viewers’ page. This page shows an authentic list of approved manufacturers of eclipse sun glasses. As per NASA, eclipse glasses should be verified with ISO 12312-2 international safety standard.
Moreover, The American Astronomical Society posted that you should not be able to view anything through safe eclipse glasses filter except the sun. So, you should must check your solar eclipse glasses before using them. If your sunglasses are not real, you can still look at the eclipse through a pinhole glasses viewer. As long as, you follow all the safety precautions for viewing the solar eclipse, you will be totally safe while seeing this heavenly magic.