The experts at Scientific American say to get a good shot, you need to know a few things, like using solar eclipse glasses over the camera lens. No matter what, be sure to protect your eyes. The American Astronomical Association says they need to be ISO 12312-2 certified. If you ruin your phone or your camera, you can replace it. Your vision is another story entirely. Your best bet may be to visit or watch the Live Stream (weather permitting) from the Lafayette Science Museum and Planetarium Monday.

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