Oswego will view a 2/3 eclipse of the sun, if it's clear, between 2 and 3 PM on Monday, August 21. Oswego County Today reports:
"Start of partial eclipse: 1:17 p.m. (EDT). Look due south, about 60° above the horizon. Disk of the moon makes contact with disk of sun.
Maximum partial eclipse: 2:37 p.m. (EDT). Look 35º to the west of due south, about 55° above the horizon. 67% of the sun’s disk will be covered."
Do not look directly at the sun or at its reflection in a mirror. We recommend making a pinhole in a sheet of paper and using the sheet to project an image of the sun onto a piece of paper or cardstock on the ground.
DIY: Simple Card Projector
The simplest and quickest way to safely project the Sun is with a projector made from only 2 pieces of card or paper.
What to Do:
- To make a quick version of the pinhole projector, take a sheet of paper and make a tiny hole in the middle of it using a pin or a thumbtack. Make sure that the hole is round and smooth.
- With your back towards the Sun, hold 1 piece of paper above your shoulder allowing the Sun to shine on the paper.
- The 2nd sheet of paper will act as a screen. Hold it at a distance, and you will see an inverted image of the Sun projected on the paper screen through the pinhole.
- To make the image of the Sun larger, hold the screen paper further away from the paper with the pinhole.