Best Way to Look at Solar Eclipse

January 24, 2023 1:01 am15 commentsViews: 41

The simplest and safest way of watching the eclipse is with a pinhole projector. All you need is two pieces of cardboard roughly about 12 inches by 12 inches. Using a pin, make a clean hole in the center of one of the cardboards. Do not make the hole too large.

Best Way to Look at Solar Eclipse

Now allow sunlight to pass through the pinhole on to the second cardboard. You will see an inverted image of the sun. If the eclipse is in progress, you will see a crescent shaped shadow on the cardboard. The image of the eclipse can be enlarged by moving the second cardboard away from the pinhole. This is the safest way to show the eclipse to children and even grownups.

If a clearer view is wanted, one can always follow the progress on any television channel or can download images from an internet site.

What to Do If You Suspect Eye Damage

Despite all the warning, there will be some people who will end up having eye discomfort after watching the eclipse. In this case, stay indoors with your eyes closed for some time. The eyes will readjust themselves within a few hours. However, if the symptoms persist, consult an eye specialist as soon as possible.

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