Impending Eclipse of the Sun / via Pig Express, 1979

+ + Impending Eclipse of the Sun ~ a DIY guide + +

Indeed the signs of an apocalypse are abundant but we humans are creative and courageous and will persevere for at least another decade or three.

Pig Express - community newspaper, vol. 1, February 24, 1979 - Eclipse of the Sun
Pig Express – community newspaper, vol. 1, February 24, 1979 – Eclipse of the Sun

In olden times, next Monday’s eclipse would be interpreted in a variety of ways reflecting scourges and flights and varieties of doom, whereas now we choose to observe for scientific and orgasmic purposes.

No doubt, those of you in the eclipse zone are scrambling to find the prescribe spectacles for safe viewing. For those of you who do not have those, may I present a DIY guide for making your own eclipse viewer?

Pig Express, vol. 1 - Eclipse Viewer Instructional
Pig Express, vol. 1 – with Eclipse Viewer instructional tutorial

While I prepared this valuable document in 1979, I suspect it’s still relevant as that scant passage of years doesn’t really count as “time” in the solar context.

This was my first blog/social media/publication endaevour along with Chris Goodman, Surrey 1979.

Enjoy and be sure to share for your eclipse viewing friends’ safety!

Dave Olson, publisher Pig Express