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Solar eclipse can be seen on Monday in the region

The total solar eclipse seen from Svalbard, Norway Friday March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won't be repeated for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Haakon Mosvold Larsen, NTB Scanpix) NORWAY OUT

It’s a moment of great beauty and it will cost nothing for you to see it.

The solar eclipse can be seen in the region just before 2:30 p.m. on Monday.

University of Waterloo Astrophysics Professor, Brian McNamara, was a guest on the Jennifer Campbell Show and says he will be viewing the eclipse through a pinhole camera, which is quite easy to make. “All you need to do is get a piece of paper or a piece of cardboard and put a tiny pinhole through it, project the light from the sun onto a sheet of paper behind it, and watch the sun slowly get eaten up by the moon.”

McNamara says to start this around 1 p.m. and as time goes on it will progressively get deeper and deeper into the moon.

McNamara says many people will be tempted to take a photo of the eclipse, but advises not to do this. “It’s just not worth the risk and you won’t see it very well unless you are on the path of totality but the sun will be so bright that you won’t see the partial eclipse. You will just end up damaging your eyes and maybe your equipment, you won’t get much out of it.”

He adds to not stare at it directly or you can damaged your eyes.