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Old 08-18-2017, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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This story demonstrates how your eyes can become permanently damaged by looking directly at the sun during an eclipse:

Man Who Experienced Eye Damage During 1962 Solar Eclipse Gives Warning to Others
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Old 08-18-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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There are also some fakes with an ISO label, marked made in Hong Kong - AVOID
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Old 08-18-2017, 03:32 PM
 
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Go outside and test then this weekend. If you can see anything they are not good enough. Only when looking at the sun directly should you see the disk.
Also do not use a cell phone or camera to take a picture, the Sun can melt your lenses.
Lol.. .The sun will NOT melt your lens.


https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...one/545768001/
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Old 08-18-2017, 04:13 PM
 
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From the above linked article:
"You could point your iPhone at the sun right now to take photos and the camera’s sensor and the lens would not be damaged. and the same is the case for the solar eclipse, according to Apple. "

This from a company that expects you to replace a device when the battery dies.

Just like staring at the sun will not burn out your entire retina, but will only damage the macula (the most critical part of the retina, used for your central/reading vision) I believe the sun CAN damage a focal area of pixels in a digital camera that's pointed at the sun.
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Old 08-19-2017, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Lol.. .The sun will NOT melt your lens.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/...one/545768001/
I chuckled at that too.
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Old 08-19-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: earf
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Default Eclipse Glasses????

So it's 2 days before the eclipse and I have no glasses. Does anyone know of a place in the Denver area where they can still be bought. I didn't care until now. It just occurred to me what a bummer it will be to not be able to look when it's happening.
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Sweet Home Chicago!
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.94788d93aa9d
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Old 08-19-2017, 04:41 PM
 
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So it's 2 days before the eclipse and I have no glasses. Does anyone know of a place in the Denver area where they can still be bought. I didn't care until now. It just occurred to me what a bummer it will be to not be able to look when it's happening.
On the news this morning, they said the Ft Collins library has 50K of them.
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Old 08-20-2017, 11:05 PM
 
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Went to my eye doctor a few weeks ago I asked him about eye damage from an eclipse he said he has seen damage to retna's look like a crescent shape from people looking at it with sunglasses on.
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Old 08-21-2017, 06:52 AM
 
Location: In the hot spot!
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Go outside and test then this weekend. If you can see anything they are not good enough. Only when looking at the sun directly should you see the disk.
Also do not use a cell phone or camera to take a picture, the Sun can melt your lenses.
Why can the sun melt your lens during an eclipse? I was told to use the phone camera in selfie mode so as to not look directly into the sun.
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