COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Solar eclipse glasses have been hard to come by, but there is an alternative to these glasses for the big day.
A total solar eclipse will take place August 21, which means darkness will fall across North America while the moon covers the sun.
While many will consider this event an exciting experience, it's never safe to stare at the sun, even as it disappears behind the moon.
The only safe way to look directly at the eclipsed sun in through special-purpose solar filters, such as eclipse glasses.
Another safe way to view the solar eclipse is to simply make a pinhole projector. Click here for instructions.