Solar Eclipse: Safe Viewing Techniques
There are many ways to safely enjoy a partial or total solar eclipse using items from around your house. Dr. Paul Doherty will show you a few of the easiest methods for safe solar viewing. Don't EVER look directly at the sun, even when it's mostly covered during a solar eclipse. If even 1% of the sun is showing around the moon, it's enough to damage your eyes! Just as a magnifying glass can focus enough sunlight onto a leaf to start a fire, the lens in your eye can burn your retina with a sliver of light . Because retinas have no pain receptors, you can permanently damage your vision without even feeling it.