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How to Make a Solar Eclipse Viewer: A Step-by-Step Photo Guide

Are you struggling to find eclipse glasses to see an impending solar eclipse? Or maybe you prefer a homemade route? However, you can safely catch a celestial event if you want a simple DIY project.

Looking at the sun is extremely dangerous, even if most of its light is obscured by the moon. Just as a magnifying glass can focus enough sunlight on a sheet to ignite a fire, a lens in your eye can also focus this streak of light on the retina to burn it. And since the retina does not have pain receptors, you can damage your vision without even feeling it. Let’s be clear about this: don’t look at the sun during a solar eclipse!

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