The quality is terrible, but my kids and I were checking out the partial eclipse on Sunday, May 20 2012. We used a small telescope and a piece of paper. My daughter took the photo with her 1.3MP camera phone. I had never tried it before, it's crude, but it actually works!! The line across the sun is an electrical wire. Once the wire was out of the view, then the trees were in the way. It was an enjoyable time with the kids.