Today, Monday August 21 is a significant day in the history of the United State of America and other countries across North America. Everyone will get the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse which is expected to happen today across the country. Although the path of totality of the eclipse will only be visible along a narrow portion of the country, people will still catch a glimpse of it.
Solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth and blocks all or part of the sun for up to about three hours, from the beginning to the end, this takes 2 minutes and forty seconds. The last time this happened was in 1918. The solar eclipse crossed the United States from Washington State to Florida with total eclipse covering the nation from the Pacific to the Atlantic.
The eclipse in Detroit is expected to begin at 1. 03p.m, the peak is at 2. 27p.m while it is expected to end at 3.42p.m. The time varies from one city to another, so remember to be on the lookout for it in your area. However, you will need special viewing glasses to view today’s solar eclipse, but if you don’t have glasses, you may still be able to catch a partial glimpse of it. This is how you will do it.
Punch a 1/2-inch hole in the cardboard and a pinhole in the aluminum foil, per the graphic, and aim it toward the sun while you look at the white piece of paper on the other end of the box. You’ll be able to see the effect of the eclipse on the white paper.
Although this is an indirect way of viewing the eclipse, it prevents eyes burn which may come as a result of viewing the eclipse without the glasses, this can cause adverse effects on the eyes.