How To Quickly Turn A Cereal Box Into An Eclipse Viewer (VIDEO TUTORIAL)

Those of you who ignored months of warnings to get your hands on eclipse glasses ahead of Monday’s solar eclipse are in luck, as long as you have a cereal box handy.

NASA has explained how, in a few simple steps, you can create a viewer capable of protecting you eyes from the potentially damaging exposure to the eclipse.

The one minute video above shows what you’ll need to create an eclipse viewer. Though if you live in the Bay Area, you may also need a car to transport yourself to a spot with clear skies.

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All of North America was on track to get at least a partial eclipse, along with Central America and the top of South America.

Scientists said Monday’s total eclipse would cast a shadow that would race through 14 states, entering near Lincoln City, Oregon, at 1:16 p.m. EDT, moving diagonally across the heartland over Casper, Wyoming, Carbondale, Illinois, and Nashville, Tennessee, and then exiting near Charleston, South Carolina, at 2:47 p.m. EDT.

The projected path cut 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) across the land and was just 60 to 70 miles (96 kilometers to 113 kilometers) wide. Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois was in line to see the longest stretch of darkness: 2 minutes and 44 seconds.