You might have heard that looking at the sun during an eclipse can be harmful to your eyes. Let us tell you that you have heard right because those who stare at the sun in this way can be blind. When you were a child, you would have had a trick, when you set fire on a paper using the sun rays and magnifying glass.

Actually, the sun’s light is so strong that if you focus it with the lens, you can actually start a fire. In the same way, you have a lens in your eye, if you stare at the sun, then this lens focuses on the sunlight on your retina and then you can burn the retina too. The light is so intense that it can spoil your retinal cells.

There are so many facts about effects of seeing the sun because science has advanced and we have started to learn even better about effects of staring at the sun. A solar eclipse is an extremely rare event. In fact, all people in the United States are waiting for August 21, 2017, whose totality path will run from the west coast of Oregon to the east coast of South Carolina. Because such eclipse is very rare and everybody wants to see it.

In fact, all people in the United States are waiting for August 21, 2017, whose totality path will run from the west coast of Oregon to the east coast of South Carolina. Because such eclipse is very rare and everybody wants to see it.

looking at a solar eclipse with naked eyes
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In this case, people can be very curious and can think that nothing will be seen by looking at the sun for a few seconds because when the retina burns, there is no pain, in the beginning, some of its symptoms appear hours after the injury when the effect has already happened. If you want to see the solar eclipse directly, then you will need some protective eyewear.

You can see the solar eclipse with your naked eyes at a time when the moon will completely cover the face of the sun but if you want to look at the sun without glasses, then you see it through a pinhole camera.

NASA has advised the eclipse glasses which meets the existing international standard for protection of eyes. The ultrasonic lenses in the equipment protect the sun from harmful rays.