• What do you think is outside the universe?

    10 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Will the eclipse mark the end of time?

    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can you look at the eclipse through the camera on your phone without imploding your eyes? Or can the phone brightness also burn your eyes?

    Best answer: Standard Answer. If you are stupid, you will stare at the eclipse far longer than you would allow the sun to flash in your eyes. The Moon does not cover the Sun's corona at totality, therefore the ultra violet from the corona will damage your eyes, and when not at totality, the UV from the corona and the part... show more
    Best answer: Standard Answer.

    If you are stupid, you will stare at the eclipse far longer than you would allow the sun to flash in your eyes. The Moon does not cover the Sun's corona at totality, therefore the ultra violet from the corona will damage your eyes, and when not at totality, the UV from the corona and the part of the Sun's disc not covered will also damage your eyes even more rapidly. Ordinary sunglasses or worse, 3-D glasses are not good enough, not even the darkest you can find. There are four supposedly safe options.

    1. Watch on TV. Obviously safe.

    2.Use a pinhole projector which you can find out about on line. Safe

    3. Use special eclipse glasses but these apparently have all been sold out and I would not trust them anyway as the fakes and frauds saw an opportunity to cash in months ago.

    4. The fourth is said to be #14 welder's goggles / face shield, I do not actually know whether that is true.

    Do not use telescopes or binoculars as they will burn your eyes out even quicker than looking directly at the Sun, eclipse or no eclipse.

    I recommend that you do not point any sort of camera at the Sun without special arrangements to prevent damage to the camera. That means very dark filters on the camera lens. i do not know what filters are suitable as I am not a photography expert so don't ask me which ones to use.

    I am not an eye specialist so don't ask me if anyone has damaged their eyes staring at the Sun or an eclipse. There are stupid people everywhere so I expect it has happened.

    Eclipses are common, on the average 2 every year somewhere, they have no effect on electrical or electronic equipment, do not mean the end of the world and do not affect plants much.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can I look at a solar eclipse through the darkest car tint, the limousine tint? Would it still harm my retinas?

    I heard I need some special type of glass thats darker than normal shades. One of my cars has a limousine tint, and its really dark. I should be fine right?
    I heard I need some special type of glass thats darker than normal shades. One of my cars has a limousine tint, and its really dark. I should be fine right?
    9 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Can you use 3D glasses to watch the eclipse?

    Best answer: No.

    You need at least 4D glasses to watch it safely.

    Cheers!
    Best answer: No.

    You need at least 4D glasses to watch it safely.

    Cheers!
    13 answers · 1 day ago
  • Will the solar eclipse actually hurt my pets' eyes?

    Best answer: You're absolutely correct and Mom doesn't understand eclipses. The eclipse is no different from looking at the Sun normally - and the animals know it hurts to look at the Sun so they don't. And of course you don't either because it hurts your eyes too. Animals don't know about the eclipse... show more
    Best answer: You're absolutely correct and Mom doesn't understand eclipses. The eclipse is no different from looking at the Sun normally - and the animals know it hurts to look at the Sun so they don't. And of course you don't either because it hurts your eyes too. Animals don't know about the eclipse and just react normally. It won't hurt them because they know not to let it.

    It has been known for birds to react to a total eclipse by going quiet because they think night has come, and when light comes back afterwards, they think it's morning again and start the dawn chorus! Nature can go eerily quiet during a total eclipse. It doesn't understand what it is.

    Actually during totality, when the Sun is totally blotted out, it's OK to look. But this only lasts a couple of minutes and when the Moon moves on out of the way, of course the sensible thing is to stop looking. It's only the stupid human animal that insists on looking at it that can cause itself any retinal damage!

    Are you actually on the path of totality anyway? It's only a few miles wide, so in the vast majority of the US, it will be a partial eclipse and you probably won't notice anything's happening. Even with 90% of the Sun covered, the other 10% is bright enough that you won't notice the day getting significantly darker, maybe no more than on a normal day with dark clouds.

    I know as I've been through a couple of very large partial eclipses and that's what it was like. LOL I remember the August 1999 one which was total right on the south coast of Cornwall, England, so here in London it was 90%+ partial. It got a bit gloomy but that was about all. So I mostly watched it on TV, which involved Patrick Moore (the late astronomer who used to present "The Sky at Night" every month) standing on a Cornish beach saying "it's cloudy and we can't see anything". Now as this is about normal for British weather, the BBC had sent up a plane to fly above the clouds and get better pictures. So I got the best view by staying indoors.
    13 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why do people give a crap about the eclipse?

    Why do people give a crap about the eclipse?

    Best answer: It is very interesting to see. It is like nothing you ever saw before. Just don't look at it, or you will never see anything ever again. You should build your own VIEWER out of a cardboard box.. Just make a pinhole about the size of a pencil eraser in one end of the box. Aim that at the SUN. The pinhole... show more
    Best answer: It is very interesting to see. It is like nothing you ever saw before. Just don't look at it, or you will never see anything ever again. You should build your own VIEWER out of a cardboard box.. Just make a pinhole about the size of a pencil eraser in one end of the box. Aim that at the SUN. The pinhole acts like a lens and projects the image INTO the box on the other side. DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN through the pinhole. Look carefully at the construction picture. Ask your parents to help you so you don't do it wrong. Be careful because looking at the sun can PERMANENTLY blind you.
    This is the OLD SCHOOL kind of viewer we built way back in the old days to see the eclipse. They work pretty good.
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can a solar eclipse travel a different path than what is predicted by NASA?

    Is possible for a solar eclipse to be predicted to hit Nashville, TN, but travel to Indianapolis, IN, instead? What I mean is this: Is it possible for a total solar eclipse to go further north or further south than what was originally predicted by NASA?
    Is possible for a solar eclipse to be predicted to hit Nashville, TN, but travel to Indianapolis, IN, instead? What I mean is this: Is it possible for a total solar eclipse to go further north or further south than what was originally predicted by NASA?
    15 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is the moon flat just like the earth?

    72 answers · 6 days ago