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This Is What Happens To Your Eyes If You Stare Directly Into A Solar Eclipse

By Jaime Lutz

If you live in the contiguous United States, you'll be able to see a partial or even total solar eclipse on Monday. It will probably be really amazingly cool, unless you do one thing: which is stare directly into a solar eclipse. That would be a very, very, very bad idea. Like, super bad idea. Like, don't even think about doing it for a second kind of bad idea. That's the kind of bad idea we're talking about here, so, it bears repeating over and over again: DON'T DO IT!

Yup: Do not do this. Do not look at the solar eclipse with your eyes, unless you are in the narrow path of totality, in which you have a couple of minutes in which to look at the blackened sun. This scientist shows why, by using a real pig's eyeball and putting it in the path of the sun for a few minutes.