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Can You Really Go Blind Staring at a Solar Eclipse?

© Hulton-Deutsch Collection/CORBIS Eclipse mania is gripping the western part of the U.S. Should the wide-eyed and unprotected hazard a peek? NASA doesn’t advise it. The truth is, a quick glance at a solar eclipse won’t leave you blind. But you’re not doing your peepers any favors. As NASA explains, even when 99 percent of the [...]

Solar Eclipse at the End of the World

Photo: Fred Bruenjes What would the total eclipse of the sun look like from the end of the world? It would look exactly like the photo above: In 2003, the Sun, the Moon, Antarctica, and two photographers all lined up in Antarctica during an unusual total solar eclipse. Even given the extreme location, a group of enthusiastic [...]