Solar eclipse of August 21, 2017
The eclipse offers great learning opportunities for students and adults, but many may be unaware of the dangers. Even looking directly at a small part of the eclipse is too dangerous, as the normal squint response will not occur and the eye will be exposed to dangerous amounts of Ultraviolet light. The cornea will focus the light and actually scorch the retina. The most concerning part? There is no pain involved with retinal damage. By the time the damage is done, it is too late.