As you learned on our site an eclipse is the partial or total blocking of the Sun by the Even though the Sun's light appears dark during a solar eclipse, it is still EXTREMELY dangerous to look at the Sun directly. If you do look at the Sun during an eclipse it would be the same as if you looked at it directly on a sunny day. Eye damage and even blindness may occur.
Despite what some may say to you, Sun glasses, exposed film, or camera filters will NOT protect your vision.
There are only two ways can you can view an eclipse. One is with a piece of really thick, really dark BLACK glass. We do not recommend this approach. Rather we recommend that you make what is called a Sun Viewer.
Reminder: In the course of this project never look directly at the sun!
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