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Mackenzie raphael


11/01/2012

Is it dangerous to look directly at a solar eclipse?

What happens if I look directly into a solar eclipse? Is it safe? Why is it dangerous to look at a solar eclipse?
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  • eeniemeenie005

    11/02/2012

    Under no circumstances should people look directly into a solar eclipse for such behavior could lead to irreversible damage to eyesight and even blindness. Bozzi's foramina is the most sensitive part of retina, which makes rays converge so that images can be seen clearly, and the strong ultraviolet rays of the sun and infrared rays can cause the Bozzi's foramina to be burned, so it's dangerous to look at a solar eclipse. You'd better watch the eclipse through television or live webcasts on the internet.
  • Bernadette Korey

    11/02/2012

    Definitely yes, it is dangerous to look directly into a solar eclipse, in other words, you should not look directly at the sun, including during the partial phases of a total solar eclipse, even when it is only the tiniest sliver of light. Even it is more dangerous to looking through a telescope to look the solar eclipse. Because solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, and the moon totally blocks the sun. Although the moon is seem like to prevent most of the lights from the sun, there still have strong UV lights and red lights. When you are directly looking into a solar eclipse, these harmful lights would burn your eyes to cause retinal macula that is an unrecovered eye disorder. And you would be blindness after a few hours without any pain.
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