Infographics: How to Observe the Solar Eclipse?

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On March 9th, 2016, we will have the opportunity to view the solar eclipse, either partial solar eclipse or totality. It depends on our location. But the question raise. How to Safely Observe the Solar Eclipse? Here’s we provide several tools and idea on how to observe the solar eclipse. Especially during the time the sun is appeared on the sky. Once it reach totality, you need no filter to look at it. But when the sun reappear, you need a tool again to look at it.

So how to safely observe the eclipse? We provide a few tools that you can build. But for now, all tools available in Indonesia language only.

  1. How to make your own eclipse glasses
  2. Solar Projector for You Are Galileo Telescope
  3. How to make your own solar filters for telescope
  4. Observe the Sun safely
  5. Pinhole
  6. Spy Solar Glasses by LS
  7. Venuskoker

Or here’s an infographics about it:


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Avivah Yamani

Avivah Yamani

astronomer. astronomy communicator by day. co-founder of langitselatan. new media practitioners. story teller and podcaster in the making. social media observer. web developer and web administrator by accident.

Wicak Soegijoko

Wicak Soegijoko

An Alumni of ITB Astronomy Department and former satellite parking attendant. Dabbles in strange and unique space calling devices. Loves astrophotography.

1 thought on “Infographics: How to Observe the Solar Eclipse?

  1. While pinhole projection is the method to observe partial phases of a solar eclipse when no proper filter for direct viewing is around, there is one crucial problem often overlooked: the Sun is is pretty small in the sky – and so is the projected image (the graphics here are exaggerating the angular and image sizes greatly). The only solution for satisfactory viewing is a looong projection distance and – because the resulting image will then be faint – projecting into a dark area. Here are pictures of a real-life test I did inside a building prior to the last solar eclipse: using a small mirror with a stopped-down aperture is particularly helpful.

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