• Nik282000
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    39
    arrow-down
    1
    ·
    4 months ago

    Just to be clear, this will happen ANY TIME you stare at the sun. News agencies and school boards seem to think that the eclipse is somehow more dangerous than the sun is on any other day.

    • anguo
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      27
      ·
      4 months ago

      A coworker asked me if I had any eclipse glasses, and when I said I didn’t, she replied “guess I’ll have to drive home with my eyes closed”. Another one told me she didn’t want anything to do with the eclipse, and that she’d stay inside with the blinds closed.

      Misunderstandings and misinformation are out of hand.

      • KISSmyOS@feddit.de
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        17
        ·
        4 months ago

        To be fair, there wouldn’t be a difference between driving with eclipse glasses and driving with your eyes closed.

        • anguo
          link
          fedilink
          arrow-up
          18
          ·
          4 months ago

          Yep, kindly asked her to not attempt driving with eclipse glasses on.

          • Ookami38@sh.itjust.works
            link
            fedilink
            arrow-up
            1
            ·
            4 months ago

            Oh it’s neither odd nor tangential. The souls games (and to lesser degrees other fromsoft games) are littered with references, homages, more-or-less lifts, and themes straight from Berserk. They’re absolutely love letters to berserk.

    • Leeny
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      17
      ·
      4 months ago

      The eclipse is more dangerous actually… The visible light is reduced so your pupil expands. But a lot of UV light comes from the corona of the sun which isn’t blocked during the eclipse. So your pupils are more open allowing in more of the harmful UV light. And to add to it, your eyes don’t realize they are being harmed by UV light without the visible so you don’t have that impulse to look away.

    • LimpRimble
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      8
      arrow-down
      1
      ·
      4 months ago

      ANY TIME you stare at the sun

      That’s true, but you usually don’t stare at the sun because there really isn’t much to see. With an eclipse people will stare for several minutes or until their eyes boil.

    • cobra89@beehaw.org
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      4
      ·
      4 months ago

      Did you read the article?

      When people look up at the sun normally, the intense brightness triggers pain that causes them to look away quickly before it can cause damage, said Dr. Philip Hooper, president of the Canadian Ophthalmological Society.

      But as the moon starts to block the sun in the period leading up to the total eclipse “there is significant light energy that’s coming from the sun, but we don’t appreciate pain. And so you can look at it long enough to do damage to the eye,” said Hooper, who is also an associate professor of ophthalmology at Western University in London, Ont.

      Like yes, staring at the sun any time is bad, I don’t think anyone is disputing that, but there are factors as to why an eclipse makes it more likely for people to damage their eyes.

  • John_McMurray
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    7
    arrow-down
    1
    ·
    edit-2
    4 months ago

    Look if you really want to watch it, get a welding helmet, but make sure it’s carrying the extra dark lens for outdoor welding during the day, not one for welding in a dark shop. they’re 50 bucks and then you have one to try learn to weld with.

    • AstralPath
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      3
      ·
      4 months ago

      Not all welding lenses are equal! The ones I got for the last eclipse were absolutely unsafe for viewing with. Test before you buy! The sun should be dark through the lens. If its even remotely bright you’re gonna have a bad time.

      • John_McMurray
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        1
        ·
        4 months ago

        but make sure it’s carrying the extra dark lens for outdoor welding during the day, not one for welding in a dark shop.

    • mojo_raisin@lemmy.world
      link
      fedilink
      English
      arrow-up
      2
      ·
      4 months ago

      I totally want to learn to weld, it seems incredibly useful, like knowing how to work with wood or a 3d printer.

      • John_McMurray
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        2
        ·
        4 months ago

        It’s really not that difficult to pick up the basics. Let’s just say i wanted to learn to weld and play guitar, and, well, I’m a pretty good welder now. This may have been a natural aptitude thing. just get a cheap mig welder with flux core wire and read a book or two, start playing around.

  • I_Miss_Daniel@kbin.social
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    4
    ·
    4 months ago

    Magnifying Glass + Ant = unhappy ant.
    Eyeball + Sun = Magnifying Glass + Ant
    = unhappy ant.

    Sun to the power of ant = magnifying glass.
    Ant to the power of sun = unhappy ant.
    Error: Used ant twice.

  • Skanky@lemmy.world
    link
    fedilink
    arrow-up
    3
    arrow-down
    1
    ·
    4 months ago

    Serious question… Who the fuck is actually trying to look at the sun before/after totally? That shit is insanely bright, even in the few seconds before/after.

    • GreyEyedGhost
      link
      fedilink
      arrow-up
      15
      ·
      4 months ago

      You mean besides the former president of the United States, who did it live on international television, right?

      • Skanky@lemmy.world
        link
        fedilink
        arrow-up
        2
        ·
        4 months ago

        I should have qualified that phrase better.

        “What same person with a fraction of a brain…”