Solar Eclipse safety code
Looking at the Sun at any time is potentially dangerous and can result in serious eye damage or blindness.
The safest way to view the Sun is indirectly using a projection method, e.g. pinhole projection or mirror projection.
You may view the Sun directly only through a special filter made for safe solar viewing. If you are not certain a filter is approved and safe or you have any other doubts - DO NOT USE IT.
Before using a solar filter:
How to use a solar filter:
Hold the special filter firmly over both your eyes BEFORE looking up at the Sun, and dont remove it until AFTER looking away. The Sun should look quite dim and the sky should be completely black - if this is not the case then DO NOT USE THE FILTER.
Further information on all aspects of the solar eclipse are available elsewhere on this website or by telephoning the National Eclipse Line on 0345 600 444.
Safety filters are available here.
This information is provided in good faith as a public service. It is based on information provided by the International Astronomical Union. For more information see also here.
Viewing the sun is dangerous. Those doing so do it at their own risk. The authors of this code and their employees do not accept any liability for any injury which may arise.