Solar eclipses are awesome. And hey, if you live in North America, you’re in luck! In August 2017, a total solar eclipse will be in full view over parts of the US. Called the Great American Eclipse, this beauty will make its debut on August 21. And if you’re interested in seeing it, make sure you bring some protective eyewear because looking at a solar eclipse with the bare eye can cause blindness.
Yes, your mother was right. Looking into the Sun too long is not good for your eyes. And a solar eclipse can cause blindness. So if you are planning on checking out the Great American Eclipse, make sure you read up on the appropriate solar eclipse eye protection. Grab your sunglasses (or a real nice piece of cardboard) and get to lookin’, people.