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Why You Shouldn't Look Directly at a Solar Eclipse

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Everyone in the U.S. has been preparing to witness the total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8th, 2024, a spectacle that only comes around every few years.

As the moon aligns perfectly between the sun and Earth, casting a shadow on our homes, it can be a beautiful sight. However, this amazing celestial event can be a dangerous temptation.

It's extremely important to purchase solar eclipse glasses, otherwise you risk permanent and irreversible damage to your vision.

The Dangers of Unfiltered Sunlight

Unlike the moon, which reflects sunlight, the sun is a giant ball of hot plasma, generating immense amounts of ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

This radiation includes UVA, UVB, and UVC rays. While the atmosphere filters out most UVC rays, UVA and UVB rays reach the Earth's surface, impacting our skin and eyes.



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