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Excited for the Total Solar Eclipse?

By / April 8, 2024 / , / 0 Comments







Here are some tips to enjoy safely:

  • Never look directly at the sun without certified solar viewing glasses. Regular sunglasses will not protect your eyes. Even a few seconds of viewing the sun during an eclipse can temporarily or permanently burn the macula which is part of the retina. Once retina tissue is destroyed, it cannot regenerate.

  • Supervise children closely during the eclipse.

  • Use Eclipse glasses with ISO 12312-2 certification.

  • Watch indirectly if you don’t have glasses. Create a pinhole projector with 2 pieces of cardboard. Make a pinhole in a piece of cardboard, hold it in front of the sun, with your back to the sun, hold a second piece of cardboard and focus the event on to that cardboard and you can watch the moon cross in front of the sun.

  • Be careful if filming with a smartphone. The cameras could be damaged if left recording for a long period of time. Typically, a quick photo may not damage the phone, similar to a sunset picture. Keep in mind, that smartphones were never designed to do sun photography, and the result will be grainy with hardly any resolution at all.

Most importantly, have fun and be safe with this awesome solar event that is very rare in most people’s lives.