A solar eclipse is a spectacular show of natural forces in motion. The phenomenon will occur once every couple of years. Perfect alignment of the moon between earth and sun creates a stunning scene. Proper eye protection is needed to view the full event. Regular sunglasses do not offer adequate protection as they only block at most 70% of harmful light. They also do not protect against radiation.
Few options are available to view properly solar events. Number 14 welders masks were the only known material to block harmful light emitted by the sun. The majority of people rely on the pinhole and paper method to track the progress of an eclipse. No true way to safely see a solar eclipse existed until now.
Use Special Equipment
Special eclipse sunglasses filter out harmful light. Sunlight contains damaging radiation rays. Looking at direct sunlight damages the rods and cones of the eye. This risk increases during solar eclipses due to so many wishing to see it. Even with the sun partially covered, the intense brightness of the sun is too much for the eye to handle. It can cause semi or permanent blindness.
Eclipse sunglasses work to protect delicate human eyes. High-quality lenses made from polymers and filters sort out ultra-violet rays, infrared radiation and intense visible light. 100% of protection from most harmful light is recommended, and you get it with these glasses. Intense visible light is reduced to allow a viewer to see clearly the sun and moon in various phases.
The filters applied to the lenses show the solar eclipse in a natural orange hue. It is soothing to the eye and makes for a more enjoyable experience. People of all ages can now enjoy this spectacle of nature. The right eclipse sunglasses will provide optimal viewing from start to finish.
What Is an Eclipse?
Solar eclipses occur when the moon passes between the sun and the earth. It creates a shadow over certain areas of the earth’s surface that is visible to humans with the help of special eclipse sunglasses.
Alternatively, lunar eclipses occur when the earth passes between the moon and the sun during night hours.
Astral calendars project the expected areas for viewing. Depending on the season and location, some may experience a solar event while others could see a lunar eclipse. The earth’s tilted axis means northern, central and southern parts of the globe will witness variations of events.
Solar eclipses normally occur once per year with the cycle of the north to south viewing repeating every two to three years. Some events may last longer than others do. Not all parts of the earth will experience an eclipse. Extreme northern and southern locations are too far away for the moon to effect the sun.
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