Making Your Own Solar Filters for the Upcoming Eclipse

Rebecca Jean T.
5 min readMar 13, 2024

As you prepare for the total solar eclipse crossing America next month, you’ve probably heard a lot about solar filters and safely viewing the Sun. Making your own solar viewers can be an affordable alternative to purchasing premade ones, especially as costs rise and items go out of stock leading up to the total eclipse next month. As long as you have solar filter paper and can attach it properly, you can safely use telescopes, binoculars, and cameras to view the Sun.

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Rebecca Jean T.

Published author on NASA’s Radio Jove newsletter and contributing writer for Aha!. Researching science topics to deliver to you in bite-sized stories.