Get ready for the solar eclipse!

Get Ready for Next Week's Solar Eclipse
Get Ready for Next Week's Solar Eclipse

Grab your pinhole projectors and welder's goggles, a partial solar eclipse is happening soon! Spectators will have a chance to see the event in North America this Thursday -- as the new moon is set to partially block the sun. Creating an afternoon light show!

The new moon will pass between the earth and the sun. However, the moon won't be close enough to our planet to produce a full eclipse -- instead, it will look more like a bite out of the sun. The event is expected to begin just before 6:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time on Thursday, and peak by around 10:00 p.m. after.

You have to be extremely careful when watching this -- it's best to use a pinhole projector, which can be just a pinhole in a paper plate. Then just aim the sunlight onto another piece of paper. It is never safe to look directly into the sun - always have something over your eyes!

According to NASA, the next full eclipse won't be visible in the U.S. until August of 2017.

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