How to make your own eclipse glasses?

Those magical eclipse glasses are pretty hard to find, but got you covered!

Meteorologist Drew Tuma from ABC7's sister station KGO-TV shows you how to make your own DIY eclipse glasses. First off, do not look directly into the sun. Put sunglasses on if you don't have the proper eyewear.


1. Pen
2. Paper
3. Cereal box
4. Aluminum foil
5. Scissors

How to make an eclipse viewer yourself:

1. Put the cereal box on the piece of paper and trace the outline of the bottom of the box, creating a rectangle.
2. Cut out the rectangle.
3. Take two pieces of tape and make loops, then place them on both ends of the rectangle.
4. Take the piece of paper and place it inside the bottom of the cereal box tape-side down.
5. Close the cereal box up once the piece of paper is inside.
6. Create two holes in the top of the box, one on each side.
7. Cut the holes out with scissors -- one will be for your eye, and the other will be covered by foil.
8. Tape the top of the box down revealing the two holes.
9. Take a piece of aluminum foil and cover one of the holes up (it doesn't matter which one you choose.)
10. Take your pen, make a tiny hole in the middle of the aluminum foil.

And you're done!

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse. This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun's tenuous atmosphere - the corona - can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina.

Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun's disk. Learn more about 2017 Total Solar Eclipse at

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