Tips to capture solar eclipse with your cell phone

Published: Jul. 24, 2017 at 4:48 PM CDT
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We are less than one month away from the total solar eclipse.

The last coast-to-coast total solar eclipse happened nearly 100 years ago. If you want to capture the next one coming up on Aug. 21, all you will need is your iPhone.

Previously, Eyewitness News reported that

Apple reports this is not true for the iPhone camera.

The filters on phone cameras can take pictures of the sun without any problems. Just be careful if you do record video. Apple says you may want to avoid a time lapse and having your camera point at the sun for hours.

The best way to get a good picture of the sun with your camera phone is to lower the iris on your camera by tapping and focusing, then dragging down the little star or sun that appears on your screen.

To help star gazers get the best possible view of the total solar eclipse,

In Saint Joseph, the moon will completely cover the sun for more than two-and-a-half minutes.

WSU says the next solar eclipse over the area won't happen for another 189 years.