ECLIPSE: How to make homemade viewers

Last Updated: Monday, August 21, 2017, 11:23 AM EDT

By now you've probably scoured the area and realized you may not get a pair of eclipse glasses by Monday's big event.

While there are lots of eclipse events planned around Central Florida, many library events are already full, and you may not be able to attend others. 

The good news is there are lots of homemade ways to take part in the eclipse viewering, without looking directly at the sun. What you do instead is create devices that project the eclipse onto something.

Astronomers have come up with a number of homemade viewers over the years. Here are a few we've found. 

MAKE A CEREAL BOX VIEWER:

Our meteorologists show you how to make a viewer using aluminum foil and a cereal box. Check out the video below, around the 6 minute mark.