With the buzz created with the annular solar eclipse later, never look directly at the Sun without proper eye protection. You can simply make a simple pinhole projector. Here’s a DO IT YOURSELF (DIY) simple pinhole projector which you can use to watch the solar eclipse. All you need to have are two sheets of paper or cardboard and a pin or thumbtack.

Just follow the simple steps below (courtesy of www.timeanddate.com)

  1. Take a sheet of paper/cardboard and make a tiny hole in the middle of it using a pin or a thumbtack. Make sure that the hole is round and smooth.
  2. With your back towards the Sun, hold 1 piece of paper/cardboard above your shoulder allowing the Sun to shine on it.
  3. The 2nd sheet of paper will act as a screen/monitor. Hold it at a distance, and you will see an inverted image of the Sun projected on the paper screen through the pinhole.
  4. To make the image of the Sun larger, hold the screen paper further away from the paper with the pinhole.

Browse some photos below.

So simple, yet very safe.

By the way, do you know that the Philippines last witnessed an annular eclipse on July 20, 1944 that traversed Puerto Princesa City, Palawan to Southern Mindanao? The next similar astronomical event in the country will be on February 28, 2063 or 44 years from now.

Keep note of the times below.

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