NASA is streaming the venus solar eclipse live.
This is very cool. Okay, so if you have binoculars, don't use them to look at the sun, rather you can use them to point the light on to a piece of paper and then look at the paper. Or make a shadow box, like I did - see pics below.
Another way is to use a pair of binoculars and point them so the light from the sun goes in the front and comes out the eyepiece. Hold a piece of paper in front of the eyepiece and focus it. If everything is working right, "you'll get a nice, round image of the sun several inches across - and you can see Venus as it comes across," says Duncan.
Here are the times and places in the U.S. to see it:Okay, so I set up a shadow box. The box is pretty long, but the image of the sun is still pretty small. The pictures are pretty self-explanatory - basically, cut a one inch square hole in the box, tape a piece of foil across the hole, poke a small hole in the foil, project the image on the back of the box (preferably on white paper you've taped there).
Eastern time zone: A few minutes after 6 p.m.
Central time zone: A few minutes after 5 p.m.
Mountain time zone: A few minutes after 4 p.m.
Pacific time zone: A few minutes after 3 p.m.
Alaska: a few minutes after 2 p.m.
Hawaii: A few minutes after noon