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Cannot advise about welding helmets, but i can offer a simple and free solution.... Assuming you have access to a bucket or a bowl and some water.

Fill the vessel of your choice and stand on a stable surface outside... Watch the eclipse in the reflection.

(This method does not guarantee that the sky will be clear of clouds though....)

Neil

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...I used welding glass - 13 grade - for the full eclipse in '99 in Cornwall . It was a bit cloudy but the sun was visible and

a most spectacular experience . We were on the Cheese Wring stones along with about 10,000 people up on the moor . If I won the lottery

eclipse chasing would be high on the list of things to do .

Got everything crossed that the cloud will stay away for this partial one

cheers

Steveb

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When I was a kid I used my dads welding helmet to watch an eclipse and again in '99 used a lens from a welding helmet to view an eclipse (during a work meeting IIRC) anyhow I'm still able to see, make of that what you will.

Yep, same here. Back in '99 I used a Speedglass helmet we had at work. My eyes still seem ok.

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Back in '99, I used a disc out of a 3.5 floppy disc folded over into a semi circle. My eyes seem ok, and my guide dog agrees. :stirthepot: Seriously, I don't recommend this method, but a no 14 welding glass has to be better than projection viewing. The temptation to peek with the projection method must be hard to resist.

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I've booked a left hand seat in the plane on my way home on friday, if the flight is delayed by just a few minutes I will see it from above the clouds.. it will be my luck to drop through the clouds into the Manchester rain ten minutes before it happens :-(

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