No solar eclipse glasses? Use a cereal box to watch safely

Try this DIY cereal box pinhole projector.
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The solar eclipse is less than a week away. But if you haven't nabbed a pair of solar eclipse glasses yet (or are having trouble finding some that are still in stock) don't fret. 

You can still watch Monday's eclipse using a few items you probably already have at home. 

Watch the video above to learn how to make a cereal box pinhole projector. It allows you to see the eclipse while still protecting your eyes. 

It works because you're not looking directly at the sun. You're looking at a reflection of it.

This NASA-approved method is also detailed here. For other ways to make pinhole viewers, click here and here and here

If you're planning on watching with solar eclipse goggles, you might want to read this because there were some bogus glasses out there that might not fully protect your eyes.

And to learn what would happen if you looked at the eclipse without proper eye protection, click here.

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