• Will the solar eclipse actually hurt your eyes?

    I know that staring into the eclipse will hurt them. But literally walking outside, looking up at it, and walking back in?? That won't hurt??
    I know that staring into the eclipse will hurt them. But literally walking outside, looking up at it, and walking back in?? That won't hurt??
    36 answers · 2 days ago
  • Would regular sun glasses work if I want to watch the eclipse on monday?

    they are sold out of the eclipse glasses
    they are sold out of the eclipse glasses
    29 answers · 2 days ago
  • Does the up coming solar eclipse scare you?

    Best answer: Think I gave up being scared of shadows when I was about 4.

    This will be my 3rd eclipse, but the first one that's total.
    Best answer: Think I gave up being scared of shadows when I was about 4.

    This will be my 3rd eclipse, but the first one that's total.
    24 answers · 2 days ago
  • Will the eclipse mark the end of time?

    15 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is the moon flat just like the earth?

    72 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why do people give a crap about the eclipse?

    Why do people give a crap about the eclipse?

    Best answer: It is very interesting to see. It is like nothing you ever saw before. Just don't look at it, or you will never see anything ever again. You should build your own VIEWER out of a cardboard box.. Just make a pinhole about the size of a pencil eraser in one end of the box. Aim that at the SUN. The pinhole... show more
    Best answer: It is very interesting to see. It is like nothing you ever saw before. Just don't look at it, or you will never see anything ever again. You should build your own VIEWER out of a cardboard box.. Just make a pinhole about the size of a pencil eraser in one end of the box. Aim that at the SUN. The pinhole acts like a lens and projects the image INTO the box on the other side. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN through the pinhole. Look carefully at the construction picture. Ask your parents to help you so you don't do it wrong. Be careful because looking at the sun can PERMANENTLY blind you.
    This is the OLD SCHOOL kind of viewer we built way back in the old days to see the eclipse. They work pretty good.
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Will the solar eclipse actually hurt my pets' eyes?

    Best answer: You're absolutely correct and Mom doesn't understand eclipses. The eclipse is no different from looking at the Sun normally - and the animals know it hurts to look at the Sun so they don't. And of course you don't either because it hurts your eyes too. Animals don't know about the eclipse... show more
    Best answer: You're absolutely correct and Mom doesn't understand eclipses. The eclipse is no different from looking at the Sun normally - and the animals know it hurts to look at the Sun so they don't. And of course you don't either because it hurts your eyes too. Animals don't know about the eclipse and just react normally. It won't hurt them because they know not to let it.

    It has been known for birds to react to a total eclipse by going quiet because they think night has come, and when light comes back afterwards, they think it's morning again and start the dawn chorus! Nature can go eerily quiet during a total eclipse. It doesn't understand what it is.

    Actually during totality, when the Sun is totally blotted out, it's OK to look. But this only lasts a couple of minutes and when the Moon moves on out of the way, of course the sensible thing is to stop looking. It's only the stupid human animal that insists on looking at it that can cause itself any retinal damage!

    Are you actually on the path of totality anyway? It's only a few miles wide, so in the vast majority of the US, it will be a partial eclipse and you probably won't notice anything's happening. Even with 90% of the Sun covered, the other 10% is bright enough that you won't notice the day getting significantly darker, maybe no more than on a normal day with dark clouds.

    I know as I've been through a couple of very large partial eclipses and that's what it was like. LOL I remember the August 1999 one which was total right on the south coast of Cornwall, England, so here in London it was 90%+ partial. It got a bit gloomy but that was about all. So I mostly watched it on TV, which involved Patrick Moore (the late astronomer who used to present "The Sky at Night" every month) standing on a Cornish beach saying "it's cloudy and we can't see anything". Now as this is about normal for British weather, the BBC had sent up a plane to fly above the clouds and get better pictures. So I got the best view by staying indoors.
    11 answers · 16 hours ago
  • POLL: How many people do you think will go blind because of the solar eclipse?

    Best answer: I was thinking the same thing. They always give the warnings before hand to avoid looking directly at the eclipse. Then the next day you'd expect reports of lineups at the hospital, and all these blinded. Or even now, there should be a story showing someone blinded by the eclipse last time around and they... show more
    Best answer: I was thinking the same thing. They always give the warnings before hand to avoid looking directly at the eclipse. Then the next day you'd expect reports of lineups at the hospital, and all these blinded. Or even now, there should be a story showing someone blinded by the eclipse last time around and they just want to warn us to not do the same. Especially in this internet era where they report this waitress got a big tip/no tip and this girl was sent home from school in this short but not too short skirt.
    37 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is it safe to stay inside during eclipse?

    Is it safe to stay inside during eclipse
    Is it safe to stay inside during eclipse
    10 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Can a solar eclipse travel a different path than what is predicted by NASA?

    Is possible for a solar eclipse to be predicted to hit Nashville, TN, but travel to Indianapolis, IN, instead? What I mean is this: Is it possible for a total solar eclipse to go further north or further south than what was originally predicted by NASA?
    Is possible for a solar eclipse to be predicted to hit Nashville, TN, but travel to Indianapolis, IN, instead? What I mean is this: Is it possible for a total solar eclipse to go further north or further south than what was originally predicted by NASA?
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Would the solar eclipse cause permanent damage to electrical equipment?

    Best answer: No. It's simply a shadow passing over the Earth's surface; there'll be no change in radiation - maybe a slight, temporary reduction, in fact.
    Best answer: No. It's simply a shadow passing over the Earth's surface; there'll be no change in radiation - maybe a slight, temporary reduction, in fact.
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can you look at a partial Solar Eclipse with the naked eye only for a second or two?

    Best answer: I have done that. Don't take my word for it that it's okay though.
    Best answer: I have done that. Don't take my word for it that it's okay though.
    12 answers · 1 day ago