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Why can't we look at a Solar Eclipse with the naked eye?

I remember being younger and seeing shows and information that involved making special view-boxes, but why can't we look at it directly? What happens to the sunlight?

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The sunshines much lighter then usual. It is a more Brilliant Sunshine. Get your solar glasses soon!

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I had no idea it did that! o:
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Yep. It has nothing blocking it so it is much stronger.
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Holy mackerel! You impressed a mod! Good job dude!
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Thanks.
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apparently you have to look at it at like a certain angle or something thats what the box is for!

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The sun still shines through and causes you to get blind.

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The solar eclips will bur your eyes and make you blind

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Burns corneas

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We will go blind. Btw this is the first time I have ever seen a moderator ask a question.

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it will burn your cornea AND YOU WILL GO BLIND!!!!!!

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p.s YOU WILL GO BLIND!!!!
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The bright light would bleach the pigment in your retina so severely that it would not regenerate the pigment as it normally would. The light would be too intense.

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The eye is like a magnifying glass. It concentrates small area of the sun's disk into a tiny intense and very hot spot on the light sensitive part of the eye. If you've ever played with a magnifying glass in the sun, that's a similar thing

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Makes sense. Thanks :)
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Well, you can but you shouldn't if you don't want to harm your eyes.

You shouldn't even look at the sun directly plain and simple.

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I did know that, 'cos it hurts lol but I was wondering if the moon blocks the sun, why is the sunlight STILL harmful or more harmful, if you know what I mean.
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viewing sun with naked eyes can damage human eye

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