It is important to look at the eclipse with a safe viewing device. Otherwise you can damage your eyes without knowing it.
Thousand Crescents

The surface of the earth that is covered by the narrow shadow band of the total solar eclipse is quite small. Its never over 167 miles in diameter. But quite a large portion of the earth gets shadowed by the partial blocking of the sun and can witness the partial eclipse. In these places the eclipse may go unnoticed by people who have not been told beforehand, unless they happen to look at the sun with solar filters or look at images formed of the sun in odd places especially due to the pin hole camera effect. If viewed properly, it can be quite enjoyable as it creates crescents as images.

Look under a tree
If you have a tree with lots of leaves at your location try looking at the images of the sun formed on the ground in its shade. You will notice thousands of crescents playing around on the ground. These are formed by the sunlight coming through the holes formed by the leaves.

Bamboo curtains
If you have curtains made of bamboo weaving and during the eclipse sunlight comes through this, then thousands of crescents as images are formed



Participate in designing a device for the safe viewing of the solar eclipse. The best of these designs will be honored with 'Crescent on the Sun Award' on the 10th of August, one day before the day of the total eclipse. For details, look up design a solar viewer



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