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During a total solar eclipse, most of the visible light coming from the sun is blocked (from the point of view of those who can actually witness the eclipse). As a result, it is physically possible to look at the moon as it is blocking the sun. The problem is that your pupils will be relatively wide open, and non-visible radiation that is extremely harmful to the eyes will be able to pour into your eyes, and you will not feel it or sense it initially. The extreme pain/discomfort that you feel when your line of sight nears the visible sun is a very important reaction meant to keep you from being so foolish as to force yourself to look.

Don't look directly at the sun, and don't look directly at a solar eclipse. You could cause blindness or serious loss of vision by doing such things. There are materials that can be safely used, with supervision, to make these observations, and be sure that materials are safe before you use them.

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Looking directly at the sun, even during a solar eclipse, can cause damage to the retina due to intense ultraviolet light. The light can damage the cells in the retina responsible for vision, leading to blindness. It's important to use proper eye protection when viewing a solar eclipse to prevent this damage.

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The sun emits such intense light, both visible and invisible, that looking at it can cause permanent eye damage. You should not look directly at the sun at any time. You are warned not to look at the sun during an eclipse because people will be tempted do do just that.

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You can get blined during a solar eclipse because of the harmful rays that are shining. When and if you want to watch a solar eclipse, make sure that you have protective glasses on.

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because the moon completely blocks the sun.

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During a total solar eclipse the moon passes between us and the sun, blocking the sun from view.

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