Most people will remember the last solar eclipse from 1999 and how unique of an experience it was. The bad news is a lot of people did also damage their eyes in the process of watching the sun disappear with a few cases leading to permanent eye retina damage.
We will share some tips and give advice on how to safely view the solar eclipse as our job is to ensure your eye remain safe and healthy.
Don’t look directly at the sun, even with sunglasses on as they don’t offer enough protection for your eyes.
Don’t watch it directly through a telescope, binoculars or even a camera phone. Even if you are lining up the projection, this still puts your eyes at a high risk.
If possible try and purchase special eclipse glasses. They are specifically designed with solar filters which should have the CE mark on them. If the surface is scratched on the eclipse glasses then they could potentially have a risk of letting harmful rays through.
Try a pin hole projection method. See the image below.
We hope you have a fun and safe solar eclipse experience and definitely take the time to view this once in life time phenomenon.