Safe Eclipse Viewing

While the total phase of this month’s total solar eclipse can be viewed directly without protection, as soon as the Sun peeks out from behind the Moon you will need a safe way to view the Sun. That means a proper, and safe viewing method.

Partial Solar Eclipse
A partial solar eclipse from Kawaihae, 9 May 2013
I have previously posted on safe viewing of the Sun, discussing both filters and projection methods. It is time to re-post that information!

Safe Solar Viewing

Personally? I will have a small telescope with a filter available for viewing and photography, along with proper solar sunglasses available to monitor the partial phases as the eclipse begins.

Author: Andrew

An electrical engineer, amateur astronomer, and diver, living and working on Mauna Kea, Hawai'i.

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