Annular solar eclipse with ring of fire is set to take place on Sunday. Meanwhile a report from Japan suggests that some eclipse glasses have been found to be defective
Annular solar eclipse 2012 is set to happen on Sunday. In California, Nevada, New Mexico and many other places, the solar eclipse will be visible with a ring of fire. People across the world are planning as to where from to watch the historic solar eclipse that is being called annular solar eclipse.
For people in United States, the solar eclipse comes after a gap of 18 years. Though it is not a full solar eclipse, the fact that it is coming after 18 years has created more excitement than solar eclipses in past. Preparations for many had begun weeks ago. Many people have decided to visit those places where they will be able to watch the ring of fire. To be true, this ring of fire will be visible in a narrow stretch. People in those places where ring of fire will not be visible are planning to go to those places where it will be visible.
But people don’t spend much time in finding the right type of equipment to watch solar eclipse. But this is the most important aspect of the solar eclipse for common people willing to watch the eclipse.
Not only seeing solar eclipse from your naked eyes can leave you blind, even watching the shadow drifting over the sun after the official time of solar eclipse may also affect your eyesight. A report while talking about the impact of solar eclipse on your eyes says, “There’s nothing special about light from a solar eclipse, but there’s enough sunlight even during an eclipse to cook the tissue behind your retina and cause temporary or permanent vision loss.
Another expert says that don’t watch towards the sun even before the beginning of solar eclipse. Says the advisory, ‘don’t sneak a peak thinking you’ll turn away when it starts to hurt. There are no pain receptors in your retina and the vision loss may not show up until several hours after the damage”.
Meanwhile a report from Japan has intrigued many people. The report suggests that some eclipse glasses sold in Japan have been found to be insufficiently lightproof and that watching the solar eclipse through these eclipse glasses. If people use these malfunctioning glasses may create retinopathy among those people.