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Tips and Safety Precautions for Watching the Eclipse 2024


Tips for Watching a Solar Eclipse

Solar Retinopathy

 ‘Solar Retinopathy,’ the name of the condition caused by looking at the sun without eye protection, can damage the retinas, causing blurred vision and blind spots. The condition is initially painless but may take hours or days to develop. Getting safety gear can feel like a hassle, but don’t risk it!


Eye Protection

The only way to safely look at the eclipse is while using solar filters that meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standards. Regular sunglasses ARE NOT SAFE. These filters can be glasses or a handheld solar viewer, as long as they are compliant with safety guidelines. When using your solar filters, be sure to read their directions, discard them if you notice any scratches or punctures, and only use solar filters over your regular glasses (if you wear glasses). You can browse through this NASA site to find safety compliant vendors of solar filters. Be safe, and happy viewing! 


Pinhole Camera

You don’t need fancy glasses or equipment to enjoy one of the sky’s most awesome shows: a solar eclipse. With a few simple supplies, you can make a pinhole camera that lets you watch a solar eclipse safely and easily from anywhere. Visit Student Project: How to Make a Pinhole Camera | NASA/JPL Edu to learn how!


Eclipse 2024

Cultural Interpretations

Eclipse-Cultural Interpretations from Around the Globe

Cultural Interpretations