So, you might have heard that there’s going to be an eclipse this Monday.
It’s a pretty big deal. Lots of people are going to be outside, looking at the eclipse, and most of them are going to get an incredibly awesome experience because they viewed the eclipse safely. And then there are going to be others that didn’t view the eclipse safely. Their experience is going to be decidedly less awesome.
Your eyes don’t experience pain the way you’re normally used to experiencing pain, so it’s possible to be staring right at the eclipse, thinking nothing is wrong. However, plenty of people have become blinded for life by doing this. There are plenty of places to get information on safe viewing, and NASA offers a great website just for this purpose: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-recommends-safety-tips-to-view-the-august-solar-eclipse.
Long story short? There’s an eclipse on Monday, and you should enjoy it, safely. They don’t come around that often, and your eyes are pretty valuable.