Don't have Solar Eclipse Glasses? Tips here to still watch the Eclipse

Don't have Solar Eclipse Glasses? Tips here to still watch the Eclipse

AIKEN COUNTY, SC (WFXG) - The highly anticipated Solar Eclipse has just about everyone trying to get ready to see what some say is a once in a lifetime experience next Monday. 
If you're planning to watch it with friends or family, you know you must protect your eyes.

Chances are if you've been to many stores in the C-S-R-A.

You've also seen the signs, we're sold out of Solar Eclipse Glasses and won't be restocking.

"I'm not surprised because it's a once in a lifetime opportunity for people to view a spectacular event," says Darlene Smalley, Planetarium Program Director at USC Aiken. She says she wasn't surprised when she heard the bad news.

But here's some good news, you can still watch the eclipse without damaging your eyes.

"There are some simpler ways to look at it without having solar eclipse glasses," Smalley says.

Yes you heard right, there are ways that you and the family can still look at the Eclipse using items you probably have in your home. That includes a Cheese grader pen-holder and a colander.

Also if you poke a hole into an index card, that also works well.

All of those household items are used as a projection to watch the solar eclipse on Monday. Smalley says the key is to use these items on a light colored surface while looking down, not directly up at the sun.

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