The 2017 Great American Eclipse is just days away from its debut August 21rst, 2017 spanning across 12 states including South Carolina. My family will be seated at one of the best spots possible to view this bad boy and I cannot tell you how excited we are. It’s not enough that my family will be having our last stretch of our 3-week long vacation in one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. It’s an even more special treat that we will be able to view a total solar eclipse right from our balcony in our hotel room.
Did you know that the last total Solar eclipse of the Sun visible from the contiguous United States (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) since February 26, 1979?
Now I’m sure everyone knows that the actual lead-up to and after the total solar eclipse should not be done with the naked eye. While during the complete eclipse it is safe to view with the naked eye, it’s very imperative that you do follow the one rule of safety during this event. Don’t be upset though there are many ways you are able to view the eclipse using specially marked glasses sold in many local stores near you. If you are a DIY mom like I am you will totally love how easy it is to make your own DIY Fruity Pebbles Solar Eclipse Viewer.
With the solar eclipse coming up this Monday, August 21rst, 2017 for the first time since 2009, people are scrambling to find a way to watch this occasion, unfortunately, glasses are sold out at many retailers. Luckily, Post Fruity Pebbles has created a last-minute DIY so you can watch this year’s eclipse using a box of cereal and some other common household items. It is even NASA approved!
In just a few simple steps, you can create your own pinhole projector, so when the eclipse comes on Monday, you won’t miss a second! I was able to create one with the kids and it didn’t take long at all. Especially since we always have Post Fruity Pebbles Cereal stocker in our pantry at all times.
If you live in any of these states below you will definitely want to make your own DIY Fruity Pebbles Solar Eclipse Viewer. Make sure you are checking up to date times on NASA’s website which provides up to date Solar Eclipse Traffic information, as well as more ways to make the most of your location.
Best Seats In The House States:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Fruity Pebbles Eclipse Pinhole Projector Step By Step Instructions:
1) Empty the box of cereal and feel free to munch on the Fruity Pebbles while you begin DIYing.
2) Cut out a rectangle shape of white paper or cardboard that will fit snuggly inside the bottom of the box and tape into place. (I used the bottom of the box as an outline and just cut it slightly outside of the line I drew.)
3) Cut a square shape on the left and right sides of the top of the box and tape up the center.
4) Cover one of the square holes with aluminum foil and tape into place.
5) Using a small nail or pencil (I used my scissors), poke a small hole in the foil.
6) When the eclipse comes, look through the open square, with your back facing the sun. A small image of the sun will be projected through the foil and onto the white paper inside the box. Remember, never look directly at the sun!
Tip: You can play with the size of the hole in the aluminum foil, the bigger the hole the more of the sun you will be able to see on your white piece of paper at the bottom of the box. Be careful to not poke to big of a hole!