A solar eclipse is on December 26: Eye Safety Tips

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A truly awe-inspiring event, a solar eclipse is when the moon blocks any part of the sun from our view.

Dr. Shilpa Kodkany Ophthalmologist said 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.

Use special-purpose solar filters only.

Keep in mind that ordinary sunglasses, even very dark ones, or homemade filters are not safe for looking at the sun.

solar eclipse Partial Solar Eclipse, in Belagavi
Begins: Thu, 26 Dec 2019, 08:04
Maximum: Thu, 26 Dec 2019, 09:24 0.90 Magnitude
Ends: Thu, 26 Dec 2019, 11:01
Duration: 2 hours, 57 minutes

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