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I know it is dangerous to look at the sun with unprotected eyes during a solar eclipse so I would like to know some of the safe ways I can seeit.

You're right--you should never look right at the sun. It can hurt your eyes and you might not even know it.

The easiest way to see an eclipse is with two notecards. Have someone poke a hole with a pin in one card. Let the sunlight shine through that hole onto the other card. Hold the cards about half a meter apart. You'll see an image of the sun on the lower card and be able to watch the eclipse without hurting your eyes.

Submitted by Victoria (Auckland, New Zealand)
(September 8, 1997)



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