So the solar eclipse is happening Monday. Apparently the best spot to see it is in the mid-United States, but parking fees are a lil’ crazy!
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 18, 2017
If you’re hoping to take some pictures of it, here’s a quick guide on how to do it with your phone:
1. Use a solar filter. To take pictures during the eclipse, you need to cover your phone’s lens with either a solar filter or your eclipse glasses. Regular sunglasses will NOT work, & only take the filter off when the sun is completely covered.
2. Use a tripod to keep your phone stable to minimize any small movements made by your hands.
3. Take pictures of stuff around you. If you don’t have a solar filter, eclipse glasses, or a tripod, take pictures of the stuff going on around you during the eclipse . . . like pets, and other people looking up at the sky.
4. Practice this weekend. Practice by taking photos just after sunset to get an idea of what the light levels will be like during the eclipse.
5. Keep your expectations in check. Let’s be real . . . cameras on phones were meant for selfies and other quick shots. So don’t expect AMAZING eclipse photos from your smartphone.
Be careful too, even if you have special glasses, the sun could damage your eyes. If you’re scared, you can watch it online?
Whether you're in another country or just stuck indoors, there's a way for you to see the solar eclipse on August 21 https://t.co/BglZd57sBU
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) August 16, 2017