The Annular Solar Eclipse is set to occur on June 10, 2021 and will be visible across parts of North India, China, Japan, and other countries. This rare occurrence of a Solar Eclipse will be observed by many individuals around the world, making it essential to take certain precautions to protect your eyes from the powerful solar radiation.
The Annular Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking out most, though not all, of the sun’s light. As this phenomenon won’t create total darkness, people in the area of the solar eclipse will be exposed to more radiation than usual. Therefore, taking the right precautions is vital for preserving your eyesight while experiencing the annular eclipse.
One of the best ways to protect your eyes during the annular solar eclipse is to wear special eclipse safety sunglasses. These glasses are designed with filters that protect your eyes from the sun’s radiation, allowing you to safely observe the eclipse.
It’s important to remember to not look directly at the sun during the annular eclipse; this can cause extensive damage to your eyes, and can even cause permanent blindness. Instead, use the protective glasses to look at the eclipse safely. If you don’t have thesafety glasses, you can create an eclipse viewer using two sheets of stiff white paper, aluminum foil, scissors, and tape. This simple device will protect your eyes from the sun’s rays, while still allowing you to observe the eclipse in full.
If the eclipse is visible at night, or during twilight hours, there’s no need to wear protection glasses. However, you should still take precautions and not stare directly at the eclipse for too long, as it can be blinding and lead to long term eye and vision damage.
Overall, the Annular Solar Eclipse is a rare occurrence, and it should be enjoyed and observed safely. Taking the right precautions by wearing safety glasses, creating a simple eclipse viewer or just avoiding direct eye contact with the event altogether will help ensure that you enjoy the eclipse without risking any harm to your eyesight.