Eye Protection Required for Eclipse Viewing

 

Yes, you really need eclipse safety glasses to view the total solar eclipse

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Eye Safety Tips for the Solar Eclipse

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This is why you need special glasses to view the total solar eclipse

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Protect Your Eyes and Your Camera!!! Solar Eclipse Preparation

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5 Safe Ways To View The Eclipse

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A solar eclipse can cook your eyes: How to watch safely

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Here’s why viewing the solar eclipse could damage your eyes

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If you want to see the eclipse without the risk of eye damage, use specially designed solar glasses, viewers and lens filters to block the sun’s harmful rays, eye experts said. “Solar glasses are special lenses that allow the wearer to view an eclipse safely,” explained Dr. Jules Winokur, an ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Lisa Nickel, associate dean of research and public services, said Swem is joining libraries across the eclipse path in hosting viewing sessions.

Special eye protection is absolutely essential for viewing the eclipse without incurring eye damage and Nickel added that Swem Library is providing a limited number of eclipse glasses at the event. Watching a solar eclipse is a memorable experience, but looking directly at the sun can seriously damage your eyes. Staring at the sun for even a short time without wearing the right eye protection can damage your retina permanently. It can even cause blindness, called solar retinopathy.

Only those in the path of totality will be able to look at the eclipse with the naked eye, and only during eclipse totality. Any eclipse glasses and filters used during the eclipse must be compliant with the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard. If you want to see the eclipse without the risk of eye damage, use specially designed solar glasses, viewers and lens filters to block the sun’s harmful rays, eye experts said. “Solar glasses are special lenses that allow the wearer to view an eclipse safely,” explained Dr. Jules Winokur, an ophthalmologist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse Visit NASA’s Eclipse Across America site for more information on the Aug.

21, 2017, total solar eclipse. A boy wearing protective viewing glasses watches a partial solar eclipse from Arlington, Virginia, in 2014. NASA and the AAS recommend that solar-viewing or eclipse glasses meet the current international standard: ISO 12312-2. Some older solar-viewing glasses may meet previous standards for. Lisa Nickel, associate dean of research and public services, said Swem is joining libraries across the eclipse path in hosting viewing sessions.

Special eye protection is absolutely essential for viewing the eclipse without incurring eye damage and Nickel added that Swem Library is providing a limited number of eclipse glasses at the event. “Eclipse glasses” are inexpensive filters in cardboard frames made especially for eclipse viewing. You can purchase them online, and usually at science museum stores in areas where an eclipse is visible.

You can also look at the Sun with a number 14 welder’s glass, available at welding supply stores. EYE PROTECTION is ESSENTIAL for all of the partial phases of the eclipse! Even if only 10% of the sun is still visible it’s still 100,000 times too bright for the unprotected eye.

There is nothing Extra Dangerous about the sun during an eclipse. It’s the same sun we see every day. Except during an Eclipse people want to see want is happening up there.

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A safe indirect method of viewing the eclipse, recommended by the Prevention of Blindness Society, is a simple projection device which can be made by taking two pieces of white cardboard, making a pinhole in one and with the sun at your back, focus the eclipse through the pinhole onto the second board.

“The Marriage of the Sun and Moon: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Consciousness” by Andrew Weil
from The Marriage of the Sun and Moon: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Consciousness
by Andrew Weil
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004

Eclipse viewing should be discouraged unless there is adequate use of the proper protective eyewear.

“Ophthalmology” by Myron Yanoff, Jay S. Duker, James J. Augsburger
from Ophthalmology
by Myron Yanoff, Jay S. Duker, James J. Augsburger
Mosby Elsevier, 2009

You will find more information on eye protection later in this book in Section 7.1.2.

“Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students” by Robert H. Hill, Jr., David C. Finster
from Laboratory Safety for Chemistry Students
by Robert H. Hill, Jr., David C. Finster
Wiley, 2011

Use an eye patch to allow one eye to remain fully dark adapted, and use a towel or dark cloth to cover your head and eyepiece while viewing [Hack #12].

“Astronomy Hacks” by Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
from Astronomy Hacks
by Robert Bruce Thompson, Barbara Fritchman Thompson
O’Reilly Media, 2005

First, consider using eclipse glasses.

“The Stargazer's Guide to the Night Sky” by Dr. Jason Lisle
from The Stargazer’s Guide to the Night Sky
by Dr. Jason Lisle
New Leaf Publishing Group, Incorporated, 2012

A welding helmet will have a window with radiation protection for the eyes (see Table 28-2).

“Safety and Health for Engineers” by Roger L. Brauer
from Safety and Health for Engineers
by Roger L. Brauer
Wiley, 2016

The most common infrared calamity to the eye is an ‘eclipse burn’ to the retina.

“The Ophthalmic Assistant E-Book: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel” by Harold A. Stein, Raymond M. Stein, Melvin I. Freeman
from The Ophthalmic Assistant E-Book: A Text for Allied and Associated Ophthalmic Personnel
by Harold A. Stein, Raymond M. Stein, Melvin I. Freeman
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

A compound eye consists of up to several thousand light detectors called ommatidia (the “facets” of the eye), each with its own light-focusing lens (Figure 50.16).

“Campbell Biology Australian and New Zealand Edition” by Jane B. Reece, Noel Meyers, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky
from Campbell Biology Australian and New Zealand Edition
by Jane B. Reece, Noel Meyers, et. al.
Pearson Australia, 2015

Eye-protection glasses are another required item.

“The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ANY Disaster” by Joseph Alton, Amy Alton
from The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide: Emergency Preparedness for ANY Disaster
by Joseph Alton, Amy Alton
Skyhorse, 2015

A retractable tinted lens blocked 83 percent of the visible light to provide glare protection.

“Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits, Wiley Post to Space Shuttle” by Dennis R. Jenkins, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Staff
from Dressing for Altitude: U.S. Aviation Pressure Suits, Wiley Post to Space Shuttle
by Dennis R. Jenkins, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Staff
US National Aeronautics and Space Admin, 2012

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  • Lying through his rabbit teeth. I know people who stare at the sun with 0 eye problems, a solar eclipse have lesser light. How is it worse? there are studies that proves sunlight improves your eyesight. Ever watch all those old movies were couples would stare at a sun set? PEOPLE DID THAT BEFORE TV AND MODERN SCIENCE. Lol

  • Guys i need health advice i saw the eclipe for just 2 sec. And look away i dont have eny glasses its been like 5 days now am i still going to be fine

  • So in a normal day the sun is so bright that you’re not focussing the light of sun on your retina. That means sun glasses are made to prevent brighter light. means logically it should be able to prevent less bright solar eclipse from damaging your retina but still it is not advised.
    My logic says ‘something’s wrong I can feel it’.

  • I was trying to understand it, and what it sounds like again from this commentary sort of confirms my theory. Basically the blockage allows you to do something longer than you would otherwise. So what I did during that eclipse and what I think works was just look at it for like half a second and go back inside and that actually would work.

  • Is it okay to view solar eclipse with a telescope? Cause i don’t trust my friends to view the eclipse with a telescope at our school.

  • I accidentally looked at it directly but it was literally for a split second. Like literally when the light hit my eyes I looked away. Am I in danger?

  • I looked at a partial eclipse with one eye. it hurts like hell but I can still see, so how? my dumbass looked at it expecting to be blind in one eye. and was disappointed. it was most likely that GOD protected my eyes but still. I was staring at it for half an hour. Explain.

  • The last eclipse I saw was awesome! The sky felt like dusk and the birds all went into their trees over a few hours as they felt like it was evening (it was 1pm in the afternoon! lol) I used the pinhole trick to see the thing happen over time when it was at its apex of eclipse, even shadows from the tree showed half moon shapes of the eclipse on the ground all over the place! It was so cool and surreal…

  • Many thanks, I been tryin to find out about “how much is anti glare at specsavers?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried Rayemiron Uncommunicative Release (search on google )? It is a smashing one of a kind product for discovering how to improve your eyesight naturally without the normal expense. Ive heard some super things about it and my mate got cool success with it.

  • WTF! I am watching solar eclipse on 21 june for past half an hour and now i am watching this video ��
    Ohh noo i am getting blind!!����

  • I don’t wanna take any risk of going blind. I’m a photographer. Since few days I’ve been waiting for 21st June 2020 ‘Ring of fire’ to take a picture but this video completely changed my mind.

  • Hear him explain about the construction of the eye and we still question the existence of God. As per science, eye (human) is just a pure coincidence (evolution) that we all exist..��

  • But i stare at the sun all the time.. im not blind..yet.. i will watch it with my bare eyes or with some sunglasses and i will keep u updated after sunday

  • Is it safe to point a camera at a solar eclipse? Like, it shouldn’t hurt my eyes because I’m not looking at the sun directly, right? and my camera wont be damaged?

    Edit: Darn, I looked it up and it can damage the cameras sensors.

  • People are not suppose to take off the glasses and look at the sun, it really dangerous, I don’t know why people take off there glasses

  • I accidentally looked at one while I went outside to throw out the trash all I remembered was I seen all white then blacked out and woke up on the ground

  • I look at the sun directly sometimes and used to look at it more than 5 minutes during evening time my eyes are still in good shape

  • what a bs i stare at mobile from past 7 year before that i stare at tv and watched many solar and lunae eclips i m not blind,slight reduction in power but no need of glasses etf i call this bs

  • In my childhood I have seen at sun directly many times and stared so long enough that after a time I could see the curvature and surface of the sun between the rays. But i never got any problem.

  • This is just superb, I’ve been looking for “will specsavers put lenses in my sunglasses?” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Rayemiron Uncommunicative Release (should be on google have a look )? It is a good one off guide for discovering how to improve your eyesight naturally minus the normal expense. Ive heard some pretty good things about it and my colleague got great results with it.

  • This is the first eclipse that is going to appear in my country i don’t think the whole 21st sentury solar eclipses appeared here lol

  • My friend didn’t have enough time to prepare for the eclipse so he just took 12 pairs of sunglasses lying around and stacked them over his face

  • Nobody ever talks about the carbon method where you take a lighter and glass and you burn the glass. The carbon method has been used for decades and yet none of these people talk about it conspiracy.

  • I couldn’t stop crying during the eclipsthe. It was so beautiful. The only problem was that I cried the entire eclipsthe and I missed it!

  • I used the three 3D glasses and one regular sunglasses, taped those together, and then I used those glasses you get after going to the dentist or after eye surgery, and wore two of those, combined the two contraptions and I got a safe way to view the eclipse.

  • I made a pinhole box viewer out of a Priority Mail box measuring 10″ x
    7″ x 4.75″…I used a 3/4″ pvc pipe coupling as a viewer hole and
    aluminum foil for the pinhole. I tested it and see that the sun’s size
    is very small-about 1/8′ diameter. How big should the pinhole be?
    Pinhole I have is approx. 1/32″ diameter-what would be best diameter to
    use? Does a bigger hole make for better image size?

  • Hi Ed, since you are so close, it might really be worth it driving to the path of totality. Certainly the traffic will be a nightmare, but there are phenomena that only happen during 100% totality. The sky gets dark and the stars come out. You can see the corona around the sun. Animals think it is night. In the seconds just before and after totality, there are moving shadow bands one the ground. Just before totality, the sun looks like a diamond ring, then a string of beads, and then it is night. You don’t get any of that with a partial eclipse even 98%. I am driving from Minnesota to Saint Joseph Missouri to see totality. The weather forecast isn’t looking good though.

  • Big question!! Am I safe to wear my eclipse glasses over my regular glasses or are there extra steps I need to take to modify them or something? Please help so I don’t blind myself!!

  • ok im new when it comes to this whole solar eclipse thing can you watch it on your computer because on the web they be saying if you look at it your gonna lose your eye sight…but i just wanna be safe…

  • ok im new when it comes to this whole solar eclipse thing can you watch it on your computer because on the web they be saying if you look at it your gonna lose your eye sight…but i just wanna be safe…

  • Yo! I was right beside you one time you were vlogging and I didn’t know if you were a vlogger or not at Campbell! I tried to be funny and dab and you had already turned off the camera��

  • the 2017 eclipse path and the 2024 path will make a cross over america intersecting in southern illinois

    http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/overlap.htm

    which also happens to be very close to the 2020 projected geographical center of usa mean population

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_center_of_the_United_States_population

    a cross will be formed with the crossing point at the almost exact center of america population wise

    2020 (projected) Wright County, Missouri 8.2 miles north of Hartville 37.369186°N 92.500850°W

  • Will you be going live with the eclipse? There are hundreds of facebook live streams going now on but it would be much more entertaining if you were to stream it. Just a thought.:)

  • Hey Ed would seeking my camera ISO to 100 shutter to say 1/4000 and aputure to 22 and use a 9 stop no filter will that still harm my sensor

  • Since you are so close to the path of totality, you might not want to keep the exposure the same the whole duration. There will be some changes in the lighting levels as you get closer to totality so you might need to open up the aperture and keep the frame rate at 1/60. Your videos are great and convinced me to get the Mavic Pro. Keep up the good work.

  • Going to Madras,Oregon and I’m gonna try to get a photo of it using a solar filter but we will see what happens. Thanks for the video ED!!

  • I look at the sun all the time and never experienced anything more than a maximum of 10 minutes of messed up vision. I’m just going to look at it directly. At least I’ll have a cool story to tell people how I went blind. The last thing I ever saw….

  • Are you not going down to SC to get in the path of totality? I read that anywhere outside that path won’t really get to see much…

  • Nice. I don’t have any equipment to actually photograph the sun, but I still have an idea that I hope will be cool: Fly my drone up and hover as the moon’s shadow sweeps across the land, and make a quick time-lapse video. I’m in an area that is in 99.7% totality, so fingers crossed it all works out and looks cool and not dumb! Plus I can still check it out with my solar glasses:)

    Looking forward to seeing your footage, Ed!

  • That is really cool! That filter is awesome!
    Cannot wait to see you video!

    **Why the thumbs down? do not understand people. This vid was informative and had some cool shots.

    Keep doing you Ed!

  • Great Video, I would love to have been more prepared and found a way to shoot with my mavic, aka the only video camera I have at the moment. But I think I’m going to try and do some shadow play as the eclipse rolls across here in MO. A friend of mine has a farm near the center of the path.

  • I watched it for about an hour without sunglasses and I feel just fine. I hate how people try to make money off of an event of nature.

  • ok can’t find anything that tells me why your eyes get hurt worse when the sun is blocked. wouldn’t that be less light and radiation not more? science isn’t following simple logic here.

  • So, the government subsidises big media and corporations to purposely make the population sick and dumbed down through countless ways. But now they are campaigning to save our eyes? Give me a break. I guess next we will hear that studies show that icecream can help us lose weight.

  • who knows, special glasses I’ve watch it before through film negatives, now they have special glasses, no thanks…could be mind control I don’t put anything past those lying mother fucken Satanists. Urging all to watch it…ok right…..sure…..I’ll watch the video of this bullshit event, that CAN”T happen on their “impossiBALL” globe.

  • I’m so confused! Is it bad to look at the sun directly while the eclipse is happening or is just bad to see the sun directly even if it is not eclipse?

  • WRONG!!! Its not the visible light that will kill your eyes, its the radiation. The moon blocks the visible light, but not the infrared. The infrared will kill you!