How to view a Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse will be next Monday, August 21st.  As I learned as a young girl in elementary school, you never look directly at the sun during a solar eclipse, or you risk damaging your eyes and vision permanently.  I will also keep my pets indoors to prevent them from looking up at the eclipse.

During a solar eclipse, I would take a shoe box or piece of cardboard and make a pen hole in it.  And as the eclipse began, I turned away from the sun and held up the card board and placed a piece of paper on the ground.  I would watch the shadow form on the piece of paper.  Very fascinating.

There are special glasses that you can wear to safely look at the eclipse, but some of these glasses on the market do not meet the safety standards to protect your eyes.  Amazon is offering refunds on their glasses.

I’ve decided since I can’t trust the brand of glasses available, I’m happy with my trusty shoe box and plain piece of paper.  It’s nostalgic for me and brings back those special memories of me as a little girl.

Consult with your eye doctor if you have any questions on the safest way to view the eclipse.  To find out about the cardboard method check out “How to View a Solar Eclipse”.

Here’s to your Health and Eye Sight!

Kim Lowrey, Certified Colon Hydrotherapist

Colon Hydrotherapy Center, Fayetteville, AR



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