We stayed home for the historic eclipse and watched totality five times on the NASA live-streaming site for which we didn’t need eclipse glasses. We aren’t on the path of totality, but we did feel a slight cooling like when the sun sets, although our sky remained bright blue.
The NASA site offered tips for safe viewing. One was: “You can use a kitchen colander for a pinhole view.”
The colander, such as you might use to drain spaghetti.
I held it over a sheet of white paper. Our photos show about how much of the sun was eclipsed in our part of Southern California.
Our colander view is fuzzy, but you can see that almost half the sun was eclipsed where we are.