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SteveB

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REVEALED: NASA's ingenious hack that allows you to make your own solar eclipse safe glasses using just a CEREAL BOX

Watch solar eclipse with NASA's cereal box glasses idea

Anyone eager to catch a glimpse of Monday’s historic total solar eclipse but doesn’t want to pay exorbitant prices for special viewing glasses could make their own. Since it is too dangerous to look at the sun during an eclipse with the naked eye, eclipse enthusiasts must use protection. NASA has come up with ingenious low-tech and cost-friendly ideas to make sure people can look at the once-in-a-

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REVEALED: First EVER photographs of a solar eclipse taken in 1854 as it stretched along the US are now on display at the Met Museum in New York

Solar eclipse photographs taken in 1854 on display in NY

There are only seven surviving photos of the 1854 solar eclipse over the US that were taken by photographers William and Frederick Langenheim. The small images that measure less than two inches, were revealed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, though they are not on display to the public. The photographs were showcased in preparation for the solar eclipse that will span the entire US on Monday August 21. The last time the US has experienced the celestial event was in 1979.

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Will YOU be able to see the eclipse? It's clear out West but South Carolina could be cloudy as hundreds of thousands flock to see astronomical event

This image provided by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 shows a forecast map of cloud cover for the United States for Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, and the path of totality of the solar eclipse that day. (NOAA via AP)

The early eclipse weather forecast looks clear in the West and cloudy in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. The forecast as of Friday shows Oregon and Idaho as prime views.

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