Happy Friday! Social media is buzzing with people talking about the eclipse happening Monday, August 21st. We want to give you a reminder of the very important tips and techniques that you need to follow so that you don’t injure your eyes. THIS IS VERY SERIOUS!
Never view the Sun with the naked eye or by looking through optical devices such as binoculars or telescopes! DON’T DO IT!
Do you remember when you were a kid and you used a magnifying class to burn ants? Don’t let that happen to your eye. There are no pain sensors in your eye so you won’t even know if this is happening. Just practice safety first.
The only time that you can look directly at the sun is during “totality” which lasts only a few seconds (to possibly a few minutes). THE INSTANT the moon begins to move off the sun you must go back to full on safe viewing. Full safe viewing information can be found at Exploratorium. If you are in a place where full totality will not occur than you must practice full on safe viewing mode AT ALL TIMES!
Here is one safe way you can build a sun viewer:
If you are looking to purchase eclipse glasses, ensure that you are buying ones that are safe.