Is it safe to look at a solar eclipse without binoculars?

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Sam Cordon

Is it safe to look at a solar eclipse without binoculars?

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Norman Ferris

As a general rule when watching a solar eclipse, you have to remember to never look directly at the sun (whether with or without sunglasses or binoculars). Doing so can seriously damage and harm the retina in the eyes. You can enjoy watching a solar eclipse with a good pair of binoculars provided that you only look up to see the skies when the sun is completely obscured. Remember that the human eye adjusts accordingly to darkness and light. When the sun is blocked by the moon, your pupils dilate to adjust to the darkness. During this time, you can take a look, again, provided that the sun is completely blocked. Timing is very crucial here because once the sun reappears and you’re still looking up, you’re putting your retinas at risk. If you’re unable to look directly at the sun under normal circumstances, how much more will your eyes find it hard to bear the sight of it during an eclipse? The sun can shock the eyes so never look at the sun. Make sure you remove your gaze before the sun reappears. Know more @ stayontrails.com about using binoculars safely for an eclipse.